Intertwined systems of economic, ethnic and racial exploitation and oppression of gender. Boundaries and divisions erected and answered. Depossessed peoples, broken cultures, threatened natural assets – the appropriate is claimed. The ecological disaster shakes, marks the time and summons humanity. Ecofeminisms, stories, convergences, to do now.
November 24th, Saturday, 10:00
PostDoc at CREAF Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Barcelona, Apr 2009–Sep 2009; PostDoc Position University of Leeds · School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, Dec 2006–Dec 2011. PhD researcher, Autonomous University of Barcelona; Cátedra de Agroecología y Sistemas Alimentarios – Vic- UCC
Amaranta Herrero is a Sociologist and an Agricultural Engineer with a PhD in Environmental Sociology. Her area of expertise is focused on the study of environmental conflicts, with a specific lens on gender, energy and food issues. She has often combined her research work with climate and food activism. She has worked at the European Corporate Observatory (Brussels), researching and campaigning on the influence of agrofuel lobby groups on the approval of the Renewable Energy Directive and at the Environmental Justice Organisations, Liability and Trade (EJOLT) project, mapping environmental struggles and spaces of resistance. Currently, she is a researcher at the Agri/Cultures Project at the National Center for Biosecurity and Gene Ecology (GENØK) in Tromsø, (Norway). Among other topics, she has written about socio-environmental conflicts, social imaginaries, everyday forms of resistance, politics of care, ecofeminism and the Anthropocene.
Elizabeth Peredo (Weaving Hope, Bolivia)
Elizabeth Peredo Beltrán (Weaving Hope) is a Social Psychologist, columnist, author, and activist of Ecology and Feminism in Bolivia. As a member of TAHIPAMU (Workshop for the History and Participation of Women), has researched and published on the female social struggles in her country and later coordinated the Steering Committee on the Rights of Domestic Workers for the approval of an equal Law for the sector (2004). She has been Executive Director of Solon Foundation and, among other processes related to climate justice, feminism, politics, arts and culture, Elizabeth has promoted the Blue October Campaign for Water as a common between 2006 and 2013. She belongs working groups on alternatives to development, is part of the Latin American Alliance against Fracking and is a board member of Food and Water Watch. Currently she works supporting local processes on food, water and energy for social transformation and drives Trenzando Ilusiones, an independent space to reflect on the contemporary Social Transition from the Ecofeminist perspectives.
Moderadora: Gaia Giulianni