An historical examination of South Africa’s biodiversity conservation and it’s link with persistent development inequality.

by Hannah Williams South Africa (SA) is an infamous country for two very contrasting attributes: one of the most unequal countries in the world, and the third most biodiverse (Posel and Rogan, 2019; Wynberg, 2002). Over half of SA’s population live in poverty, 70% of whom live in rural areas entrenched in colonial and apartheidContinue reading “An historical examination of South Africa’s biodiversity conservation and it’s link with persistent development inequality.”

Transcending an aesthetics of coloniality: reimagining relationships with colour as a decolonial praxis

by Ceara Ione Webster Autoethnographic reflective note: Before I get into this paper, hi hello wagwan? This is not necessarily a ‘good’ paper, but is one I loved writing because it demanded a lot of reflection from me. I have tried to add in more definitions for context and rephrase certain elements to make itContinue reading “Transcending an aesthetics of coloniality: reimagining relationships with colour as a decolonial praxis”

Derrida, Deleuze and difference in the Sumak Kawsay debate

by Dylan Inglis As governments worldwide struggle to find alternatives to unsustainable modernist models of progress, a glimmer of hope flickers by way of the integration of the Andean cosmovision-cum-concept of Sumak Kawsay – under the denomination Buen Vivir [living well] – into Ecuador’s national constitution. An alternative cosmology which confers rights to the more-than-humanContinue reading “Derrida, Deleuze and difference in the Sumak Kawsay debate”