EVENTS

Upcoming events

9 MAY LEEDS

Shared, Sustainable Cities — an evening conversation on the challenges of creating more shared housing and living, and sustainable cities, Come to the Victoria Hotel in Great George Street, Leeds (just behind the Town Hall) on 9 May, 7.30pm to 9pm to hear Anitra on Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet and Paul Chatterton, Professor Urban Futures at University of Leeds exploring experiences of Lilac cohousing cooperative, his forthcoming Pluto Press book Unlocking Sustainable Cities and plans to set up a Centre for Sustainable Cities in Leeds’ Kirkstall Valley. David Holmgren’s new book Retrosuburbia available. Hosted by the Kirkstall Valley Development Trust  and Leeds Permaculture Network Free entry but tickets here

4 MAY LONDON

The London launch of Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet will take place at Housmans Bookshop at 7pm 4 May. Come and hear author Anitra in conversation with geography Professor Jenny Pickerill (University of Sheffield) — author of Eco-Homes: People, Place and Politics — and Victoria and Albert Museum Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism Rory HydeHousmans is at 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, a two minute walk from King’s Cross/St.Pancras terminals, at the bottom end of Caledonian Road where it meets with Pentonville Road. Phone 020 7837 4473 for more details. See more at the publisher’s site here.

Past events

12 APRIL SYDNEY

Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet was launched in Sydney at 5.30pm Thursday 12 April at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in the Faculty of Design Architecture Building, Room 6.6.38, 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo. Chaired by Ariel Salleh, Associate in Political Economy at University of Sydney, other panel members were Anitra, the author, Cameron Tonkinwise — soon to commence as Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at UTS — and Bronwen Morgan, Professor of Law at Univesrity of New South Wales — researching the legal and regulatory pathways of diverse new economy initiatives. Signed ooks were sold at a discount. Free event, with registeration at — https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/book-launch-anitra-nelsons-small-is-necessary-tickets-44175378747

8 APRIL WONTHAGGI

Noon Sunday 8 April A talk by Anitra on Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet at the Southern Gippsland Sustainable Living Festival at Wonthaggi. Books will be available for sale at a discount and for signing.

2 MARCH RADIO INTERVIEW

Anitra interviewed, 2 March, by Esty Dinur for WORT FM community radio Madison (Wisconsin) on Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet. See item and listen to podcast here.

1 MARCH CARLTON

A discussion between Anitra and Giselle Wilkinson on Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet took place at New International Bookshop (54 Victoria Street Carlton) on Thursday 1 March at 7pm. The dynamic Giselle Wilkinson is a sustainability and eco-collaborative housing expert, having co-founded the National Sustainable Living Festival and Murundaka.

27 FEBRUARY UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

On the Tuesday 27 February, the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Political Economy Reading Group met through lunch to hear a short talk by Anitra and to discuss a reading of Chapter 9 of Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet.

22 FEBRUARY CARLTON

The Melbourne launch of Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet took place at Readings Carlton bookstore — 309 Lygon Street — at 6.30–7.30pm on 22 February 2018. Eco-polis urbanist Paul Downton, who cofounded the urban cohousing project Christie Walk in Adelaide, launched the book. I gave a talk of gratitude to multiple people and referred to benefiting from a Carson Writing Fellowship (2016–2017) at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU in Munich. Professor Jago Dodson, director of the Center for Urban Research at RMIT University was the MC. The paperback is $42.95 bought online, ordered or in Readings shops. Event, wine and author’s signature all free on the night. This event was part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2018.

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8 FEBRUARY CAULFIELD

Paper ‘The Political Economy of Space and Time in Eduardo Galeano’ presented at the 2018 Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN) conference, 8–9 February, hosted by the School of Social Sciences at the Monash University Caufield campus. Economic Populism in a Globalised World is the title of the conference.

The paper was in Panel 3 ‘Space of Dispossession, Populism and Anti-Politics’ held between 1.30 and 3.00pm on Thursday 8 February. Other contributors to the same panel were Adam David Morton, Elizabeth Humphrys and Tom Chodor.

6 FEBRUARY CASTLEMAINE

Interviewed by Hear Say program presenter Suzanne Donisthorpe about Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet at around 10am on Tuesday 6 February 2018. Hear Say is a popular regional news and views program for the area where I live, Castlemaine, in Central Victoria Australia.

7 DECEMBER 2017 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Rehearsed reading of play Servant of the Revolution by Red Room Theatre actors in the Law Lounge, Level 1 of the New Law Building, University of Sydney. Time (arrive 5-10 mins early): 11.45am–1.15pm Thursday 7 December. An event of the Capital and the Revolt Against Capitalism Historical Materialism Sydney conference, University of Sydney, 7–8 December. It was free and included a short introduction and discussion as time allowed.

‘An ecosocialist answer to the housing question’ talk at the Capital and the Revolt Against Capitalism Historical Materialism Sydney conference, University of Sydney, 7–8 December in the Housing Rent and the Politics of Space session (with Adam Morton and Joe Collins) on Thursday 7 December, 2.30pm–4pm. I outlined ecosocialist principles for, and ideal types of, housing and various anti-capitalist strategies for achieving them by drawing on cases and arguments in forthcoming books Small is Necessary and Housing for Degrowth.

Then I joined Ariel Salleh, Adam Morton and James Goodman in a reflective conversation to launch the 20th anniversary edition of Salleh’s Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx and the Postmodern between 3.45 and 5.15pm on the Friday 8 December afternoon.

11 NOVEMBER 2017 SOUTH MELBOURNE

In conversation with UK author, playwright, filmmaker, journalist, political commentator and broadcaster Bea Campbell, and historians Stuart Macintyre and Peter Love for the Now What? — 100 Years After the Russian Revolution seminar, South Melbourne, Saturday 11 November 25pm.

The lively discussion engaging all participants in the seminar included responses to questions, such as, What are the lessons of 2017 for contemporary politics? What does ‘socialism’ mean to today’s resurgent and young socialists?

6–7 APRIL 2017 NEW YORK

Invited speaker — in conversation session with key note speaker Emeritus Professor Harry Cleaver at the Karl Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today conference, Hofstra University Cultural Centre, Long Island, New York, 6–7 April 2017. This Money, Transition and Post-Capitalism session focused on moving beyond money as a necessary step to moving beyond capitalism — following arguments in my CNS ‘Your money or your life’ article. Noting the neglect of this topic in the Left broadly, we urged both a wide-ranging discourse and greater analytical clarity about a transition beyond money as integral to the transcendence of capitalism.

15 DECEMBER 2016 MUNICH

Lunchtime Colloquium speaker, Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society (RCC) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich at noon on Thursday 15 December, 2016. I talked to my book project as a three-month Carson Fellow (Prof. Dr) writing at the centre — 30 October 2016–30 January 2017 — in order to complete the penultimate draft of Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet. Find the YouTube video here and a one-pager on my project at the RCC here.

18 JANUARY 2017

Invited discussant for the Thinking about Money symposium and launch of Costas Lapavitsas’ Marxist Monetary Theory collection of papers published by Brill — Wednesday 18 January, 5.30–8pm, SOAS, University of London, London. For a record of proceedings — a talk by Costas Lapavitsas and commentaries by Louis Moreno (Goldsmiths, University of London), Geoffrey Ingham (University of Cambridge), and  Engelbert Stockhammer (Kingston University) — see SOAS Department of Economics, SOAS Economics Podcasts ‘Thinking About Money Parts I–III’.

7–9 SEPTEMBER 2016

Presented paper in the Moving Beyond Capitalism stream of the IIPPE 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy ‘Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences’, School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, 7–9 September 2016.

30 AUGUST–3 SEPTEMBER 2016  BUDAPEST

Coordinated a Housing for Degrowth Session and contributed two papers to the 5th International Degrowth Conference, Corvinus University, Budapest, 30 August–3 September 2016. The session led to our Housing for Degrowth book project.

31 MAY 2015  THORNBURY (VIC)

Keynote speaker at the Food, Pay, Love event — workshops on independent, sustainable living for women — organised by Women’s Health in the North, held at SPAN Community House, Thornbury, 31 May 2015.

31 JANUARY 2015  SYDNEY

Invited Speaker for panel session ‘Future Economy: Climate catastrophe, back to basics, or automated luxury?’ at the Greens NSW Reboot (ideas) conference 31 October 2015.

11 JULY 2012  BARCELONA

Life without money. Guest lecture, 3rd Summer School on Environmental Conflicts and Justice Summer School ICTA UAB Barcelona, 11 July 2012.

13–19 MAY 2012  MONTREAL

Degrowth and Money: Future Scenarios. Led a three-hour symposium held 16 May at the International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas, Montreal (Quebec) 13–19 May 2012.

28 NOVEMBER–1 DECEMBER 2011 NEWCASTLE (NSW)

With Terry Leahy and Ariel Salleh ‘Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies’ (book) workshop. The Australian Sociological Association conference, University of Newcastle, 28 November–1 December, 2011.