Decarbonisation Consensus and Green Colonialism

Lecture by Maristella Svampa

Speaker: Maristella Svampa (Conicet – Consejo de Investigaciones cientificas y tecnicas, CeDInCI – Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierda, associated to the UNSAM)
Facilitation: Ulrich Brand (Department of Political Science, University of Vienna)

In my lecture, I will approach the Decarbonisation Consensus in four moments. Firstly, I will introduce the character of the civilizational poly-crisis; secondly, we will define what we mean by the Decarbonisation Consensus and why we consider green colonialism its masterpiece. Thirdly, we will take the lithium issue in South America as a case study. Finally, I will return to the continuities and differences between the Commodities Consensus and the Decarbonisation Consensus.

Maristella Svampa
Researcher, Activist, and Writer. She studied Philosophy at the National University of Córdoba (University Award), did specializations in History and Philosophy in France, and a PhD in Sociology at the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris.  She is a Senior Researcher at Conicet, based at the Center for Documentation and Research on Left Culture (CeDinCi), National University of San Martin. She received several awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), the Platinum Konex Award in Sociology (2016) and the National Sociological Essay Award for her book „Latin American Debates. Indianism, Development, Dependence and Populism“ (2018), the Simon Bolivar Chair of the University of Cambridge (2022) and the Forster Prize of the Humboldt Foundation (2023).
Her research addresses the socio-ecological crisis, social movements, and collective action, as well as issues related to critical thinking and Latin American social theory. She has published some twenty books, including essays, research, and novels.  Her latest books are El colapso ecológico ya llegó. Una brújula para salir del (mal)desarrollo (with Enrique Viale, 2020) and La Transición energética en Argentina (2022, co-editor). She is a promoter of the Ecosocial and Intercultural Pact of the South, in Latin America.  Her current field of research is the study of ecosocial transitions, with special emphasis on the energy transition.

Lecture in english. 

A recording of the lecture will be published here after the event.


Kategorie: Veranstaltungen
Datum: 10. Juni 2024, 16:45–18:15
Ort: Hörsaal III, NIG, ground floor, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna