Activating Care, Shifting Relations

Activating Care, Shifting Relations is an interdisciplinary collaboratory for intersectionally feminist research. The work of this group privileges affective relations and relational praxis intended as interventions. What does it mean to live and work and die at this particular historical moment? Our current moment is defined by the convergence of crises–both catastrophic and those slowly […]

Feminist Solarities: After Oil School

In May of 2019, the Feminist Solarities Workshop Group gathered together at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal to explore the idea of feminist solarities. The workshop was organized as part of After Oil School 2 (AO2), organized by the Petrocultures Research Group and the Grierson Chair in Communication Studies, which brought together 70 […]

Climate Justice, Technoecologies and Alternative Energy Futures

Activists, artists and scholars attended the Czech Academy of Science and Charles University in Prague from September 23-24, 2019, to organize collaboratively around being-in-common in times of climate crisis, focusing especially on Canadian and Central European perspectives on energy transition and climate justice. Participants were asked to consider: What are alternatives to technological fixes that […]

La Cité Résiliente: A Decade in Transition

La Cité Résiliente: A Decade in Transition is a bilingual community-based energy transition project which responds directly to the City of Edmonton’s materials on climate resiliency, imagining the possibilities and opportunities for community engagement alongside climate change. Hear from some of the team and learn more about the project in a special two-part series of the […]

International Youth Deliberation on Energy Futures

In 2019-2020, the International Youth Deliberation on Energy Futures project synthesized the voices of hundreds of youth in grades 10-12 from 22 schools in 18 countries, connecting them online in a rigorous, research based learning environment. Through weekly virtual meetings, an online virtual classroom, and global video conferences, high school students shared their research, examined […]

Petrocultures

The Petrocultures Research Group is an interdisciplinary, international research project founded in 2011 by Sheena Wilson and Imre Szeman. It began with a conference hosted at Campus St. Jean at the University of Alberta, with participation from academics, artists, activists, policy makers, politicians, elected Indigenous leaders, and energy influencers from twelve countries around the world […]

Leader de Demain au féminin

Leader de demain, au féminin! is a youth leadership program for Francophone and Francophile women focused on social change and climate justice. Based on a collaboration between Coalition des femmes de l’Alberta, Next Up, and Just Powers, this pilot project provided an opportunity for women aged 18-32 to strengthen leadership skills in relation to progressive […]