ACKnowl-EJ (Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice) is a network of scholars and activists engaged in action and collaborative research, that aims to analyze the transformative potential of community responses to extractivism and alternatives born from resistance. We aim to co-produce knowledge that can empower communities to push for change and geared towards the needs of social groups, advocates, citizens and social movements.
Acknowl-ej aims to achieve the following main objectives: 1) To stimulate political debate regarding social conflicts over the environment 2) To uncover and describe the mechanisms under which environmental injustices are reproduced within a social-‐metabolic perspective 3) An epistemological enquiry into the co-‐production of knowledge, praxis and action for EJ and sustainability. 4) Examination of conflict transformation processes and concrete alternatives to well-being and how they are actualized and lead to empowerment processes at social, community and individual levels. 5) Doing so by an innovative collaborative process in which activists and academics, and activists-‐academics interchange knowledge and methods. The work of the network is organized along 4 main transversal processes of collaboration and reflexivity:
Contribution of the Asfari Institute to the EJAtlas: