MAS ETH EPFL UTD - Urban & Environmental Theory Session #3 / HRC


Event details

Date 07.11.2023
Hour 10:0012:00
Speaker Karl-Ludwig Schibel
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language French, English
The Dialectical Naturalism of Murray Bookchin
Karl-Ludwig Schibel

November 2023 Tuesday
10:00 to 12:00 am.
Room: MAS space, SG 3302
Zoom ID: 6937 865 5230

Murray Bookchin’s concept of Social Ecology is based on the idea of a  dialectical relationship between human society and the natural world, and on the inter-correlation of natural and social evolution; tensions and contradictions arise when societies exploit or degrade their ecological base, so that environmental and social problems we face today result from hierarchical and exploitative social structures. Karl-Ludwig Schibel has collaborated with Bookchin for more than thirty years. He will discuss the fundamental assumptions of Social Ecology and their relevance for understanding and confronting contemporary ecological crisis, suggesting the transformation of social structures toward more egalitarian and ecologically responsible forms.

About the speaker
Karl-Ludwig Schibel is a sociologist, and holds a PhD from Frankfurt University. He has collaborated for more than 30 years with Murray Bookchin. He is also an activist and writer on climate change, climate justice, and local climate policies. He has taught social ecology at Frankfurt University, served on the board of the Climate Alliance from 1990 to 2015, and continues to coordinate the Climate Alliance in Italy. He organizes the annual Fair of Practical Utopias in Città di Castello, which showcases ecological solutions for the economy and society.