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Pressing ‘Reset’ in the Anthropocene: Global Social Witnessing as an Awareness-Based Practice for Global Citizenship

You swipe through your favourite news site while sitting in a train, and you enter the typical bombardment of information – “four degrees climate change temperature rise possible”,“rainforest burning”, “Iran-US-tension on the rise”, “East Germany soon run by right-wing populists?” Can you feel the contraction of your chest, the narrowing down of your attention, the closing of your heart? What

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The Problem with Western Universalism (long read)

Part 1. The Sabarimala Temple Controversy In January 2019, I read two related articles in the media that immediately caught my attention, being a regular visitor to India. The first was in The Guardian. The headline read: “Indian Women Form 620 km Human Chain in Support of Lifting of Temple Ban”, accompanied by an image of a long line of women standing

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Spaces of Transformation – Epistemologies of the South (video)

To Boaventura de Sousa Santos, understanding of the world far exceeds Western understanding of the world. Even though there is a growing recognition in the west of the cultural diversity of the world, he believes this does not extend to a recognition of the diversity of knowledge systems of the world.

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Pressing ‘Reset’ in the Anthropocene: Global Social Witnessing as an Awareness-Based Practice for Global Citizenship

You swipe through your favourite news site while sitting in a train, and you enter the typical bombardment of information – “four degrees climate change temperature rise possible”,“rainforest burning”, “Iran-US-tension on the rise”, “East Germany soon run by right-wing populists?” Can you feel the contraction of your chest, the narrowing down of your attention, the closing of your heart? What

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The Problem with Western Universalism (long read)

Part 1. The Sabarimala Temple Controversy In January 2019, I read two related articles in the media that immediately caught my attention, being a regular visitor to India. The first was in The Guardian. The headline read: “Indian Women Form 620 km Human Chain in Support of Lifting of Temple Ban”, accompanied by an image of a long line of women standing

Read More

Spaces of Transformation – Epistemologies of the South (video)

To Boaventura de Sousa Santos, understanding of the world far exceeds Western understanding of the world. Even though there is a growing recognition in the west of the cultural diversity of the world, he believes this does not extend to a recognition of the diversity of knowledge systems of the world.

Read More