A closer look at social transformation and sustainability
Modern capitalist societies harm the natural environment, but societies constantly evolve. Social transformation can change societies towards sustainability. The EU-funded UNMAKING project will research whether, when and how radical grassroots innovations unmake environmentally disruptive institutions that are deeply ingrained in capitalist societies. It will compare Italian and German radical grassroots innovations in agriculture to identify and categorise mechanisms of unmaking. The aim is to explain whether and how unmaking creates space for alternatives from the individual to the social-ecological level. The project will also develop a theory of unmaking in societal transformation towards sustainability. Overall, the project will push the boundaries of our understanding of transformation and sustainability.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
3584 CS Utrecht
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