8 Luglio 2022
We are pleased to announce the program of our 4th Political Imagination Laboratory, to be held from 30th September to 02 October 2022 at University of Perugia. This year’s title is “Utopias of Sustainability –
The Sustainability of Utopias”. You can access the complete program here.
23 Aprile 2021
In the seminar “The Promises of Utopia: A Political Ethnography of Food Sovereignty Activism in Italy” (Wednesday 28/04/2021, 12.15), Alexander Koensler will discuss some of the Peasant Activism Project’s research. The seminar is organised by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. For more information and online access please follow the link.
20 Aprile 2021
In the journal “Social Anthropology”, a forum on new climate change activism has been published, including a contribution based on our research. For more information and to access the contributions, please follow the link.
20 Aprile 2021
We are pleased to announce the publication of the article “Prefigurative Politics in Practice. Concrete Utopias in Italy’s Food Sovereignty Activism” in Mobilization (25,1), a major interdisciplinary journal of social movement studies. Based on long-term ethnographic research with food sovereignty networks in Italy, the article investigates how prefigurative politics work in practice. More information can be found here.
3 Dicembre 2020
The book ‘Etnografie militanti: Prospettive e dilemmi’ (Stefano Boni, Alexander Koensler, Amalia Rossi) has been published by Meltemi. It gives an overview of ethnographic research on/with activism in Italy, and includes a series of references to the Peasant Activism Project. More information can be found here: “Etnografie militanti: prospettive e dilemmi”
27 Novembre 2019
What Can and Can’t Be Said: Fieldwork as Witnessing?
06-07 December 2019, University of Perugia, Italy
We are pleased to announce the second edition of our Political Imagination Laboratory. The second edition of the Political Imagination Laboratory brings together anthropologists, social scientists, filmmakers and activists from around the world and will alternate paper presentations with film screenings, roundtable discussions, and work-in-progress visual expositions.
The completed program can be accessed here.