TOWARDS PLURAL AND JUST FUTURES
JUNE 10-12, 2024.
LIMA (PERU), DODOMA (TANZANIA), LUND (SWEDEN)
We wish for POLLEN24 to generate dialogue and connections between different political ecological traditions, disparate geographies and between academia and broader society. We encourage participants to organize academic panels, discussions, art and other creative interventions in collaborations between academics, activists and artists alike. We hope to generate dialogues across and blur boundaries between academia/activism/art, Global Norths/Global Souths, etc.
The political ecology network counts more than 250 nodes across the World. Yet, the network remains dominated by European and Northern American nodes in terms of membership as well as participation in past POLLEN conferences, reflecting broader past and current colonial trajectories. POLLEN24 invites participants to revisit and unpack the entangled inequalities inherent in the field itself and provides space to explore and discuss non-dominant epistemologies, theories, identities and practices.
The conference calls for transdisciplinary research covering a variety of theories, approaches and case studies. We particularly encourage critical reflections on the ties between epistemic injustice, colonialism, racism, sexism and other forms of social discrimination. By addressing these interconnections, the conference seeks to provide a platform for intercultural and transnational dialogues and solidarities between researchers and activists to promote decolonial futures based on mutualism and cooperation. With this focus, POLLEN24 aims not only to challenge dominant epistemological paradigms, but to advance a pluralization of knowledge and practice within political ecology.