Book Launch: Sustainable Materialism

This recording is from the Sydney Environment Institute’s launch of David Schlosberg and Luke Craven’s new book Sustainable Materialism, a work that explores the new wave of sustainability movements that are reclaiming material systems and overturning environmental injustices across the world.

Drawing on years of research including activist interviews, Sustainable Materialism explores the political motivations of these movements – frustration with the political status quo, a desire for social and environmental justice and a dedication to local and prefigurative politics.


00:00   Introduction and Welcome to Country – David Schlosberg
13:35   On Sustainable Materialism – Luke Craven
21:44   Response to the Book – Robyn Eckersley
30:30   Response to the Book – Katherine Gibson
40:05   Authors Respond – David Schlosberg and Luke Craven


Professor David Schlosberg, Sydney Environment Institute
Dr Luke Craven, UNSW Canberra
Professor Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne
Professor Katherine Gibson, Western Sydney University

This event was held at the University of Sydney on Thursday 5 September, 2019.

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