ISOLATION?

Notes from March, 2020. Days on the South West Marine Debris Clean Up scouring the coastline of Lutruwita (Tasmania) alongside volunteers removing rubbish from the beaches, bays and inlets. By Selena de Carvalho When you cross a border nothing changes, because you’re still in the same territory, and everything changes because you are in a …

Challenging behaviours & challenging climate change

For the past six months, along with a colleague, Arooj Khan, I have been working in a secondary school for young people who have been excluded from mainstream schools. The school is situated in an inner suburb of Birmingham, the second largest city in England. Most of the young people are boys, aged 11-16, and …

Grammars of the Anthropocene: young people and entreprise

Let me introduce myself. I’m Diego Carbajo, a postdoctoral researcher of the University of the Basque Country (Spain). I have been working at RMIT’s (Melbourne) School of Education with Peter Kelly since 2017 on a research project titled The Grammars of Self-entrepreneurship in the Basque Country from an International Perspective y project develops the hypothesis …

Entangling plastics and childhoods in the Anthropocene

The broadcast of David Attenborough’s flagship BBC television programme Blue Planet II has heightened our attention to plastics, especially in the UK. The final progamme in that series documented some of the damage that plastics are doing to the world’s oceans. Plastics have come to dominate environmental discourses to the extent that some environmental campaign …