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Conference - Mending Ecologies: Reparation in Social and Environmental Conflict

A01 and A02, Highfield House, University Park
Monday 28th June (00:00) - Friday 2nd July 2021 (00:00)

The YouTube channel Ecological Reparation features the work of some of the confernence presenters listed below and many other academic researchers. The channel explores different approaches to remediating and repairing as well as claiming reparations for damaged more than human ecologies. How can ecological thinking and practice enable reparation? How can reparation for damages done be ecological? 


Amidst the escalating degradation of environments and communities, addressing the threat of social-environmental destruction has become a fundamental challenge for creating and maintaining liveable worlds.

The conference brings together practices of mending damaged ecologies that exist precariously through various societal, environmental, material involvements and across diverse locations and geographies. We explore the reparative and insurgent capacity of mending ecologies to craft relations of care and sustenance of human and nonhuman communities.


Maddalena Tacchetti (University of Nottingham), Fredy Mora Gamez (University of Nottingham and Linköping University), Maria Puig de la Bellacasa (University of Warwick), Dimitris Papadopoulos (University of Nottingham)


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alex Taylor, City University of London, UK
  • Andrea Ghelfi, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Atsuro Morita, Osaka University, Japan
  • Claire Waterton, Lancaster University, UK
  • Cristobal Bonelli, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Daniel Münster, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Daniela Rosner, University of Washington, USA
  • David Pontille, i3 Mines ParisTech, France
  • Dimitris Papadopoulos, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Doina Petrescu, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Eliana Sánchez-Aldana , Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
  • Emma Cardwell, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Fredy Mora Gamez, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Jaime Patarroyo, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
  • Jérôme Denis, i3 Mines ParisTech, France
  • Juan Cajigas, Universidad del Bosque and Instituto de Recursos Naturales Alexander von Humboldt
  • Lara Houston, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
  • Leila Dawney, University of Exeter, UK
  • Maddalena Tacchetti, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Manuel Tironi, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Marco Checchi, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
  • Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, University of Warwick, UK
  • Marisol de la Cadena, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Martin Savransky, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
  • Naomi Millner, University of Bristol, UK
  • Nerea Calvillo, University of Warwick, UK
  • Patrick Bresnihan, Trinity College Dublin, UK
  • Santiago Martinez, Humboldt Insitute, Bogota, Colombia
  • Sara Heitlinger, City University of London, UK
  • Steve Brown, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Steven Jackson, Cornell University, NY, USA
  • Timothy Choy, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Ursula Münster, University of Oslo, Norway


The event will take place in the Centre for Advanced Studies, Highfield House, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD (building 10 on the University Park campus map). View also University Park visitor information.

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