Online Seminar: Social Transformation Beyond Pragmatism or Utopia

Enroll today for our five-session online seminar Social Transformation Beyond Pragmatism or Utopia. Taught by ISE affiliate Robert Ogman, this five-session seminar will explore the challenges and possibilities of linking visions of emancipation to forms of practical political engagement.

By ISE | September 11th, 2018 | Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Social Ecology Summer Intensive: June 8-13, Poulsbo, WA.

We had a superbly successful Social Ecology Summer Intensive June 8-13, 2018 at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington. Stay tuned this coming winter for announcements of our 2019 Intensives, tentatively planned for both Vermont and British Columbia!

By ISE | February 17th, 2018 | Article Archive, Events Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

New Online Course: Social Transformation Beyond Pragmatism or Utopia

Social Transformation Beyond Pragmatism and Utopia is a three-session seminar that explores theoretical and practical dilemmas posed by the tension between utopia and pragmatism in communalism’s political vision. First taught in the spring of 2018 by long-time ISE affiliate Robert Ogman, the course will meet again this fall. Stay tuned for details!

By ISE | February 12th, 2018 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Enroll Now for Spring Online Seminar: Mondays, March 12 – April 30

Our internationally acclaimed 8-week online seminar, “Ecology, Democracy, Utopia,” will convene again in mid-September. Details coming soon. Meanwhile, the self-paced version, featuring recorded lectures by ISE faculty, continues to be open for enrollment.

By ISE | January 31st, 2018 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Social Ecology: Communalism against Climate Chaos

An article by ISE board member Brian Tokar, featured in the Winter 2018 issue of ROAR Magazine with an overall theme of System Change: “To address the full magnitude of the climate crisis and maintain a habitable planet for future generations we need to shatter the myths of capitalist growth once and for all.”

By Brian Tokar | January 2nd, 2018 | Article Archive, Brian Tokar, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Report: 2nd International Meeting on Social Ecology, Bilbao (Oct. 2017)

The meeting aimed to open up a space for debate among political and social critics, to give visibility to local struggles and alternative forms of political organization, and to make links between all these currents via the frameworks of social ecology and libertarian municipalism.

By ISE | November 19th, 2017 | Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Reason, creativity and freedom: The communalist model

On the unique relevance of communalism in this historical moment. By Eleanor Finley, originally published by ROAR Magazine.