Wed, 30 May 2018, 19:00
Bluestockings, New York (USA), Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002, United States
Shared Living on a Shared Planet with author Anitra Nelson
New York book launch at the famous Bluestockings radical bookstore.
Activist-scholar Anitra Nelson talks about her new book Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet, which advocates low impact living via smaller andeco-collaborative housing, such as cohousing. Using international case studies, including New York, and personal experiences of collective living, Anitra speculates on urban futures where sustainable neighborhoods and grassroots democracy develop outof well-connected and productive neighborhoods, i.e. where ‘alternative’ becomes mainstream. For more see:https://anitranelson.info/
Anitra Nelson is an activist-scholar whose research interests focus on housing and community-based sustainability, environmental justice and non-monetary futures. She is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia). She was a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (2016–2017) and was a Visiting Scholar at the New School for Social Research (2012). She is a co-editor of Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (2011) and Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities (forthcoming).