Ecological Reparation

Repair, Remediation and Resurgence in Social and Environmental Conflict

Edited by Dimitris Papadopoulos, Maria Puig de la Bellacasa and Maddalena Tacchetti

Published

Dec 1, 2022

Page count

352 pages

Series

Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

ISBN

978-1529216059

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Dec 1, 2022

Page count

352 pages

Series

Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

ISBN

978-1529216042

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Dec 1, 2022

Page count

352 pages

Series

Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

ISBN

978-1529216066

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

How do we address the threat of social and environmental destruction while creating and maintaining liveable worlds?

Expert scholars from diverse backgrounds unpack the question in this research-oriented, real-world challenges-focused collection.

The authors explore practices of repairing damaged ecologies across different locations and geographies and propose innovative ideas for the conservation, mending, care and empowerment of human and non-human ecologies.

This ground breaking collection establishes ecological reparation as an urgent and essential topic of public and scholarly debate.

Dimitris Papadopoulos is Professor of Science, Technology and Society and Director of the Institute for Science and Society at the University of Nottingham.

Maria Puig de la Bellacasa is Reader in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick.

Maddalena Tacchetti is Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham.

PART 1 Depletion<>Resurgence

1. Experiments in situ: Soil repair practices as part of place-based action for change in El Salvador (Naomi Millner)

2. Hesitant: three theses on ecological reparation (otherwise) (Manuel Tironi)

3. The False Bay Coast of Cape Town: A Critical Zone (Lesley Green and Vanessa Farr)

PART 2 Deskilling<>Experimenting

4. Reflections on a mending ecology through pastures for life (Claire Waterton)

5. Fab Cities as Infrastructures for Ecological Reparation: Maker Activism, Vernacular Skills, and Prototypes for Self-Grounding Collective Life (Atsuro Morita and Kazutoshi Tsuda)

6. The Cosmoecological Workshop: Or, How to Philosophise with a Hammer (Martin Savransky)

PART 3 Contaminating<>Cohabiting

7. Multispecies mending from micro to macro: Biome restoration, carbon recycling, and ecologies of participation (Eleanor Hadley Kershaw)

8. Involvement as an ethics for more than human interdependencies (Nerea Calvillo)

9. From Museum to MOB (Timothy Choy)

PART 4 Enclosing<>Reclaiming Land

10. Land in Our Names: Building an Anti-Racist Food Movement (Sam Siva)

11. Land reparations and ecological justice – an Interview with Sam Siva (Maria Puig de la Bellacasa and Dimitris Papadopoulos)

12. Waste, improvement and repair on Ireland's Peat Bogs (Patrick Bresnihan and Patrick Brodie)

13. New Peasantries in Italy: Eco-commons, Agroecology and Food Communities (Andrea Ghelfi)

14. “Obedecer a la Vida”: Environmental Citizenship Otherwise? (Juan Camilo Cajigas)

PART 5 Loss<>Recollecting

15. Travelling Memories: Repairing the past and imagining the future in medium-secure forensic psychiatric care (Steven D. Brown, Paula Reavey, Donna Ciarlo, Abisola Balogun-Katung)

16. Conversations on benches (Leila Dawney and Linda Brothwell)

17. Curating reparation and recrafting solidarity in post-accord Colombia (Fredy Mora-Gámez)

PART 6 Representing<>Self-governing

18. Commons-based mending ecologies (Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou)

19. Ri-Maflow: des-pair, resistance and re-pair in an urban industrial ecology (Marco Checchi)

20. Chilean streets: An archive against the grain of History (Cristobal Bonelli and Marisol de la Cadena)

PART 7 Isolating<>Embodying

21. (Un)crafting ecologies: actions involving special skills at (un)making things humans with your hands (Eliana Sánchez-Aldana)

22. Cultivating Attention to Fragility: The Sensible Encounters of Maintenance (Jérôme Denis and David Pontille)

23. Technological black boxing versus ecological reparation: From encased-industrial to open-renewable wind energy (Aristotle Tympas)

PART 8 Growth<>Flourishing

24. Algorithmic Food Justice (Lara Houston, Sara Heitlinger, Ruth Catlow and Alex Taylor)

25. Being affected by páramo. Maps, landscape drawings, and a risky science (Alejandra Osejo and Santiago Martínez Medina)

26. Ordinary Hope (Steven J. Jackson)