How can ecological thinking and practice enable reparation? How can reparation for damages done be ecological? The YouTube channel Ecological Reparation discusses work engaged in remediating and repairing as well as claiming reparations for more than human ecologies. Videos explore different ways in which ecological thinking and practice may enable reparation, as well as how reparation for damages done could be ecological.
Participants start from diverse standpoints connecting the social sciences, environmental sciences and humanities, as well as critical theory, feminist and decolonial perspectives. Our interviewees so far include Naomi Millner, Nerea Calvillo, Atsuro Morita, Marisol de la Cadena, Cristobal Bonelli, Claire Waterton, Andrea Ghelfi, Sara Heitlinger, Alex Taylor, Lara Houston, Lesley Green, Vanessa Farr, Jérôme Denis, David Pontille, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, Juan Camilo Cajigas, Timothy Choy, Leila Dawney, Linda Brothwell, Marco Checchi, Patrick Bresnihan, Patrick Brodie, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas. Many more to come!
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Aspects of this research appear in: Papadopoulos D., Puig de la Bellacasa, M., & Tacchetti, M., (Eds.). (forthcoming, 2022). Ecological Reparation. Repair, Remediation and Resurgence in Social and Environmental Conflict. Bristol: Bristol University Press
Concept & Production:
Maria Puig de la Bellacasa
Gerard Ortín Castellví (more here and here)
WITH SUPPORT FROM
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
The Leverhulme Trust
Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham
EcoSocieties interdisciplinary Research Cluster, University of Nottingham
Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick