With insights from projects in South America and the Middle East, this seminar will explore the resilience of communities and workers in relation to environmental exploitation and climate crisis. Postdoctoral researcher Patric Nordbeck from the department of Psychology will moderate the webinar.


Helen Avery, researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science and the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies, Lund university, Sweden. On: Sustainability transitions in the Middle East; strategies for environmentally and socially sustainable society building.

Cristobal Diaz Martinez, Phd in Planning Studies and member of research group Cities, Governance and Planning, UCL, UK. On: Housing policies, self-built settlements and community resilience after local disasters in Latin American capitalist periphery.

Lala Peñaranda, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, (TUED), United States. On: Workers’ responses to renewable companies and overnight exit of fossil mining companies in still coal-reliant communities.

Juan Antonio Samper, Doctoral Student at Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). On: The defense of the territory as a form of resilience?

Chair: Patric Nordbeck, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department for Psychology, Lund university, Sweden.

More information here.

Webinar link: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/69020345388?pwd=M2pCczFFbE5oa0N6NlpyVmpNV2Y1UT09