Occupy Climate Change! Online Winter School 2022
The KTH Environmental Humanities Lab is arranging an online winter school in collaboration with several researchers in the Occupy Goes Global network. It will be a two-weekend interdisciplinary online winter school inviting early career researchers (master's students in their advanced thesis phase, Ph.D. students, and postdocs) to explore climate change and its consequences of loss and damage, for those interested in environmental justice, climate justice, environmental humanities, environmental history, media studies, political ecology, literature/ storytelling.
Time: Fri 2022-01-21 - Sat 2022-01-22
The winter school is for you who are specifically interested in interdisciplinary research and direct action, urban climate justice movements, the role of mainstream/counter-hegemonic imaginaries within climate change policies, and would like to contribute to the Atlas of Other World. The school has no tuition fee.
The school will take place online on 21-22 January (part 1) and 11-12 February (part 2).
To apply, send the following documents to KTH Environmental Humanities Lab & OCC! leader Marco Armiero @ armiero[at]kth.se by Dec 1, 2021
1. 2-page CV
2. 1-page motivation letter
3. 250-word abstract on the final assignment (that is, 1 or 2 contributions to the OCC! Atlas) They can include:
❖ Entries on municipal/regional/local initiatives to tackle climate change (for instance: the city of xxx promoting cycling as an alternative to private car mobility)
❖ Entries on a grassroots initiative to tackle climate change (for instance: an urban gardening project in a working-class neighborhood in xxx)
❖ Short creative stories imagining a city/town in 200 years from now (this is a creative writing exercise, imagine your city in the year 2200)
Confirmed Lecturers with respective fields of expertise
Marco Armiero ( KTH Environmental Humanities Lab, Sweden & Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo (CNR-ISMed), Italy) environmental humanities, and political ecology
Alessio Battistella (ARCò - Architecture and cooperation, Italy) sustainable architecture, and community development
Gilda Berruti, (Department of Architecture, University "Federico II" Napoli, Italy) urban studies and governance
Ashley Dawson (College of Staten Island, City University of New York) urban studies, and resilient design
Robert Gioielli (University of Cincinnati, USA) race and sustainability, environmental institutions, and urban environmental history
Hanna Musiol (NTNU Environmental Humanities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) literary studies, transmedia storytelling, and human rights
Maria Federica Palestino (Department of Architecture, University "Federico II" Napoli, Italy) urban studies and governance
Elena Past (Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Wayne State University, USA) Italian cinema, and environmental media studies
Lise Sedrez (Instituto de História, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) latin american history, history of disasters, and urban environmental history
Bruno Venditto (Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo (CNR-ISMed) & Namibia University) migration, development, and economics