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JUST REALITIES - The podcast that explores the concept of JUSTICE

JUST REALITIES - The podcast that explores the concept of JUSTICE

By Santiago PEREZ
This is a bi-weekly (fortnightly) podcast that explores the concept of justice and how it changes depending on the perspective you take and the context you are in. Our idea is to showcase exciting projects/research/initiatives that are generating more "just realities" around the globe.
This podcast is a collaborative space, so you can join us and co-create your own episode, as a host, as a guest, as part our tech or research team.
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On circular, sustainable and modular furniture with Charlotte van der Lande, founder of A Lott of Space

JUST REALITIES - The podcast that explores the concept of JUSTICE

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On collective actions towards a sustainable university. UTTransition collective at the University of Technology of Troyes (in French)
On this bonus episode (in French) we talk to some of the founding member of the UTTrantision collective at the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT). They have created a transversal agenda that tackles the most pressing problems not only at the core of the university but as active participants on the transition towards a more just and sustainable society. From the impacts of digitalisation to the protection of the local ecosystems surrounding the university, Romain, Lou and Nicolas share with us their perspectives. They also invite all the members of the UTT community to look at their candidates for the next election of the different student councils.  Dans cet épisode nous discutons avec quelques fondateurs et membres du collectif UTTransition au sein de l'Université de Technologie de Troyes (UTT). Ces derniers proposent une charte et un agenda transversals qui prennent en compte et proposent des actions pour résoudre les défis plus importants de l'UTT et de notre société. Avec UTTranstion ils proposent une transition vers des réalités plus justes et soutenables.  Au cours de l'épisode nous parlerons avec Romain, Lou et Nicolas de sujets comme l'impact du numérique vers la transition écologique ainsi que de la protection des écosystèmes endémiques de notre campus universitaire, etc. Ce sera également l'opportunité de découvrir les candidats proposés par le collectif UTTransition pour les élections des Conseils Universitaires.  Facebook UTTransition : https://www.facebook.com/UTTransition/ Email UTTransition : uttransition@tutanota.com Instragram UTTransition  : UTTransition  Charte de la liste UTTransition : Charte_UTTransition Programme et liste d'actions UTTransition : Programme_UTTransition  If you want to participate in the podcast, either as a host, a guest, part of the research team or the tech team, please contact us via email to santi@sustainablesanti.com of leave a comment on the episode.
27:07
November 29, 2020
On circular, sustainable and modular furniture with Charlotte van der Lande, founder of A Lott of Space
In this episode we invite our good friend and excellent dutch entrepreneur Charlotte van der Lande to talk about the ins and outs of her business adventure. She is launching her own brand of furniture called A Lott of Space, which incorporates principles of sustainability and circular economy to design and create modular furniture. Do not miss the soft-lunch of A Lott of Space! It will take place from the 17th to the 25th of October during the online Dutch Design Week 2020. Charlotte focuses (at this moment) on small urban living spaces and how can they be transformed by "activating" the furniture in those living rooms. After all, have you ever thought of your sofa as an active part of your living room? Well, this folks do, and in this episode, Charlotte shares her ideas about it. This is A Lott of Space's website (accessible from the 17th of October) : www.alottofspace.nl  Here is the Dutch Design Week 2020 website : https://ddw.nl  If you want to participate in the podcast, either as a host, a guest, part of the research team or the tech team, please contact us via email to santi@sustainablesanti.com of leave a comment on the episode.
44:14
October 13, 2020
Discover circular and sustainable furniture design during the Dutch Design Week
This is a quick trailer for the next episode where we discuss with Charlotte van der Lande, founder of "A Lott of Space" a business dedicated to the design of  sustainable and circular furniture. Charlotte is going to be launching her business during the Dutch Design Week (usually held in Eindhoven, Netherlands) that's going to take place virtually.  Here are the "A Lott of Space" websites (available from the 13th of October 2020) : www.alottofspace.nl and www.alottofspace.com and here is the Dutch Design Week website : www.ddw.nl If you want to participate in the podcast you can send us your respond to the following question : Have you ever tried to fitting your old sofa from your previous house/apartment into your new place? If so, how did that go? Did it fit the way you wanted? Was the sofa worth moving along with you ? Did the sofa ended up in the streets ?  You can send us a quick email to santi@sustainablesanti.com of leave a comment on the episode.
03:22
October 7, 2020
On death, Circular Economy and utopic societies - with Alexandre Lemille
We invited Alexandre Lemille, director of Anthesis Group and co-founder of the African Circular Economy Network (ACE Network) to daydream about a more circular society. He has been involved in the world of Circular Economy for about 10 years now, from participating of the partnership between Cisco Systems and The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, to proposing the Circular Economy 2.0, to working on The Circular Humansphere nowadays. I this episode we talk about creating alternative values to economic when creating a more utopie society, also we talk about the role of death in our perception of reality and the impact for sustainability.  Here are the references we used during our discussion : Making the Circular Economy Work for Human Development, The Elsevier Academic Journal: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0921344920300082     What if Karl Polanyi was Right? (Medium.com): https://medium.com/@AlexLemille/what-if-karl-polanyi-was-right-d304e31e6dfe    The Circular Humansphere (2019 update): https://medium.com/@AlexLemille/the-circular-humansphere-2019-update-bf175af2c9bf    Empathy for the Future: https://medium.com/@AlexLemille/empathy-for-the-future-a63dd90e9097    Towards Regenerative Societies: https://medium.com/@AlexLemille/towards-regenerative-societies-cb81cb0c473d If you want to participate in the podcast, either as a host, a guest, part of the research team or the tech team, please contact us via email to santi@sustainablesanti.com of leave a comment on the episode.
50:29
September 30, 2020
What Industrial Ecology and spaceships have in common with Santiago Perez
In this episode Santiago Perez (usually the host of the podcast, here as guest as well) thinks aout loud and describes his PhD research. We explore here what is Industrial Ecology and why is it important to do research on that. From spaceships heading to Mars to boats sailing all around the world we explore Santiago's visions and thoughts on how to generate more sustainable (and just) realities.  Here are the references we used during our discussion :  Literature:  Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29214420-doughnut-economics  Liquid Modernity by Zygmunt Bauman - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/168787.Liquid_Modernity Vers une écologie industrielle by Suren Erkman - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22610084-vers-une-cologie-industrielle Marian Chertow on Industrial Ecology - Yale University - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxCZIZuADGg Political-industrial ecology: An introduction by Joshua P. Newell, Joshua J. Cousins, Jennifer Baka - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.07.024 Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by R. Buckminster Fuller - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/316362.Operating_Manual_for_Spaceship_Earth Waste to Wealth: The Circular Economy Advantage by Peter Lacy & Jakob Rutqvist - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25666232-waste-to-wealth Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough,  Michael Braungart - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5571.Cradle_to_Cradle Initiatives and organisations:  Spaceship Earth Movie - https://www.spaceshipearthmovie.com Discuss Doughnut Economics - https://discuss.doughnuteconomics.org Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) by Kate Raworth - https://www.kateraworth.com/deal/ If you want to participate in the podcast, either as a host, a guest, part of the research team or the tech team, please contact us via email to santi@sustainablesanti.com of leave a comment on the episode.
39:17
August 8, 2020
Just energy transitions in Turkey with Ceren Ayas
We invited Ceren Ayas, PhD researcher from the Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne. She focuses on the justice realm of decarbonization process via designating the justice-related gaps in transition scholarship and the political economy beneath mainstreaming solar power. She's currently working on just energy transitions in Turkey. Here are the references we used during our discussion : Profile and some of the publications of Professor John Wiseman - https://www.energy-transition-hub.org/person/professor-john-wiseman Profile and some of the publications of Professor Fiona Haines - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fiona_Haines Climate Justice Alliance - https://climatejusticealliance.org/just-transition/ Action research: a methodological introduction by David Tripp - https://www.scielo.br/pdf/ep/v31n3/en_a09v31n3.pdf Bennett, N. J., Blythe, J., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Singh, G. G., & Sumaila, U. R. (2019). Just transformations to sustainability. Sustainability, 11(14), 3881. ISO 690 - https://doi.org/10.3390/su11143881 Really cool video on Ceren's PhD research : Justice in energy transitions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmtvBdTMEo&feature=youtu.be If you want to participate in the podcast, either as a host, a guest, part of the research team or the tech team, please contact us via email to santi@sustainablesanti.com of leave a comment on the episode.
39:29
July 24, 2020
Transdisciplinarity and other alternative methods - a conversation with Mercedes Quesada-Embid
This is the first episode of the Just Realities podcast. After presenting a session at the AScUS conference, Mercedes Quesada-Embid (associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Advocacy  at Catawba Colleague, N.C., US) and I, Santiago Perez (doctoral researcher at the University of Technology of Troyes, France), engage in a conversation about some of the things we learned during the conference. From the current state of legitimacy of knowledge production to a reflection on advocacy towards more just realities, we bring you lots of themes for further discussion and reflection. Here are the references we used during our discussion : Literature: From terrible to terrific undergraduate economics curricula By the The Post-Crash Economics Society (PCES). Economics, Education and Unlearning: Economics Education at the University of Manchester By The Post-Crash Economics Society (PCES). The case for pluralism: what French undergraduate economics teaching is all about and how it can be improved By the PEPS-Economie Students' Association Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds By Arturo Escobar. Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary Edited by Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria, Alberto Acosta. Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis By David Loy Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor By Rob Nixon Initiatives and organisations: The Post-Crash Economics Society (PCES) - http://www.post-crasheconomics.com PEPS-Economie (Pour un Enseignement Pluraliste dans le Supérieur en Economie) - http://pepseconomie.org International Society for Industrial Ecology - https://is4ie.org Metabolism of cities - https://metabolismofcities.org/ Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) - https://is4ie.org/sections/urbansystems Joan Martínez Alier: El Ecologismo de los Pobres Music: Nahko and Medicine for the People - http://nahko.com If you want to participate in the podcast, either as a host, a guest, part of the research team or the tech team, please contact us via email to santi@sustainablesanti.com of leave a comment on the episode.
01:08:30
July 10, 2020
Pre-Episode 1 - Teaser and invitation to participate
Join our podcast and lets figure out a way to co-create new more just realities! We are experiencing an era of overall injustice largely as a result of a dominant political construct where the global market resolves all social, environmental, economic, cultural and political problems. That, so-called, “free market” is frequently imposed violently as the rights of private property and profit (monetary/economic) undermine almost any other notions of environmental and human rights.  Depending on the social, geographical and historical contexts, the concept of “justice” takes different meanings. This podcast will explore those different perspectives on « justice » by portraying real case studies that are facing the current social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges, and are proposing alternative solutions towards more just and sustainable realities. Contact me:  santi@sustainablesanti.com
11:22
July 1, 2020