Borne of the author's accompaniment of Transition in the town where it was first unleashed, «Everything Gardens» argues that Transition is more than an instrumental strategy to address climate change and fossil fuel shortage. It is a collective form of life. For this reason, the book centres primarily on the body as the as the site where politics first begins, engaging with the shared disquiets and anxieties that instigate the development of Transition practices: from Inner Transition, to food and currency activism, down to the REconomy project. In the process, «Everything Gardens» inaugurates a new mode of accessing the everyday politics and ethical dilemmas that surface in the course of community transitions towards alternative modes of dwelling.
«Hungry Capital: The Financialization of Food» is a book that tries to bring home the effects of something as apparently virtual as finance on one of the most intimate aspects of everyday living, namely our food. It was published by Zero Books and, in India, by Three Rivers Publishing in 2013. An Italian edition titled «In Pasto al Capitale» is also available with RX/Castelvecchi. This video has been produced by Luigi Russi with the Faculti team (facultimedia.com).
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