News and analysis
29 April 2021
Is it time to design a new food paradigm?
To ensure resilient food systems, we don’t need new products – what we need is an entirely new paradigm, argues Alana Mann in her new book, Food in a Changing Climate.
22 April 2021
How can we re-learn the art of multispecies cohabitation?
Humans have been designing spaces for and with animals and plants for thousands of years, so what has changed? A new exhibition by Feral Partnerships opening this week confronts this era of unprecedented biodiversity loss, and asks how architecture and planning can embrace the natural world once more.
19 April 2021
A real utopia: the case for a community kitchen on campus
1 in 4 university students experience food insecurity – but they don’t have to. Kate Johnston explores why a community kitchen providing access to free and affordable food, job opportunities and training could revolutionise food security on and off campus.
12 April 2021
Reflections on Dany Celermajer’s Summertime
A year after the ash settled following Australia’s Black Summer, scholars from University of Edinburgh Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought reflect on the heart-wrenching but hopeful elegy Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future, by SEI Deputy Director Dany Celermajer.
01 April 2021
Solar for all: who’s getting left in the dark?
Get to know Judita Hudson, one of our 2021 Honours Fellows, who is working on ‘energy citizenship’ as a mode of understanding patterns of exclusivity and opportunities for community-led collaboration within the renewable revolution.