WS042 - Practising feminist political ecology: building knowledge communities
Convened by the WEGO-ITN Network

Participants: Wendy Harcourt (International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Lyla Mehta (Institute of Development Studies, UK), Margreet Zwarteveen (IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands), Seema Kulkarni (Soppecom, India), Irene Leonardelli (IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands), Dian Ekowati (University of Brighton, UK), Siti Maimunah (University of Passau, Germany), Alice Owen (University of Brighton, UK)

Feminist Political Ecology (FPE) is an approach that looks at how to promote community well-being and socio-environmental justice, analysing power relations within different systems of oppression at different scales. FPE examines the processes, strategies and political mechanisms that different individuals and communities in the global North and in the global South use to challenge the existing power relations based on exploitation, domination, and conflict. The workshop will share experiences and insights of the Wellbeing Ecology Gender Communities (WEGO) ITN network on how to do grounded FPE research in collaboration and solidarity with social movements and community initiatives around issues of social and environmental justice, natural resource management and care. Mentors and PhDs will engage in a conversation together with the workshop’s participants, to share their experiences about practicing research-activism in different contexts, using creative and reflective research methods and sharing outputs in different visual ways.