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Towards a Reconciliation of Freedom and Ecology

and ecolog- ical qualities. This approach to media as urban and democratic action was taken up by various groups involved in grassroots media activism. Through the connec- tion of subversive media practice and urban activism, it can be understood as an early form of urban hacking. In addition, it highlights the connection between urban and media actions (Krewani 2014). These different actions and concepts have shaped an understanding of urban media which is transformed and heightened with the advent of digital media, as Eric Kluitenberg argues. In his view, we

transducing, measuring and simulating ecolog- ical relationships. Telegraph wires, radios and computer code, amongst many other world building technical media, have the potential to act as a grid which covers the Earth, encircling the globe, and in fact setting the conditions on the relationships within this constructed sphere. The two sections, which offer two different methods of analysis, one focused on hardware, the other on software, suggest the possibilities of a technologically focused study of eco-media, which highlights the production of what Sloterdijk terms

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particularly interested in how energy, water and ICT infrastructures reproduce the multiple geographies, power relations and socio-materialities of a city. Notteboom, Bruno, is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of KU Leuven. His current research deals with the relationship between design, (ecolog- Author Bios 219 ical) science, society and politics, from both a historical and a contemporary per- spective. His research team focuses on the relationship between urban planning, ecological design and citizen’s practices in the Brussels Capital Region. His most

deferred through institutional- ized injustice, ideology, and violence, capitalist expansion runs up against ecolog- ical frontiers, the transgression of which increasingly destabilizes earth’s support systems.The present, near, and far future impacts of this transgression are difficult to ignore and pressure to act comes from both scientific and non-scientific com- munities. Global politics of late pushes a range of agendas to face ecological and social challenges, in particular climate change. Yet, growth itself remains sacro- sanct and is not up to debate. Instead it

it seems at times to be quite unreal. The United States and other political environments seem full of Orwellian 1984 language games to the point that we now have alternative facts and fake news. The world is changing rapidly and is full of wicked problems, amazing oppor- tunities, and complex challenges that seem difficult to fathom and act upon. Climate change and income inequity would rise to the top for me as problems. We seem to be missing the courage and wisdom to address our current ecolog- ical, economic, and social realities. We are becoming more of a

tourist destinations. He has also been guest professor at a number of universities; i.e., TU Karlsruhe; TU Darmstadt, Department of Social Science; the University of Frankfurt; and Willems Business College Sydney; and has given public lec- tures at European, Asian and American Universities. Among his publications, the most well-known is The Fifth Layer of Jakarta (English) and Kota Tanpa Warga (City Without Citizens (Indonesian). Sikder, Sujit Kumar, is a research associate at the Leibniz Institute of Ecolog- ical Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Germany

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on the history of science (Yeo, 2003) have identified a third defining aspect of the naturalist—a holistic worldview. The act of naturalists’ shaping and understanding of ecolog- ical holism connecting human and natural studies imbues the term naturalist with its most crucial aspect for sustainability thinking. The life and work of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was in part a reaction to the birth of the Early American Industrial Era (1760-1840), which radically transformed the way we think and live. He had written numerous essays and books, as well as

, Tim. 2011. Wohlstand ohne Wachstum. Leben und Wirtschaften in einer endlichen Welt. München: oekom. Jochimsen, Maren, und Ulrike Knobloch. 1997. Making the hidden visible. The importance of caring activities and their principles for any economy. Ecolog- ical Economics 20(2):107-112. Latouche, Serge. 2009. Farewell to growth. Cambridge: Polity. MacGregor, Sherilyn. 2006. Beyond Mothering Earth. Ecological Citizenship and the Politics of Care. Vancouver: UBC Press. MacIntyre, Alasdair. 1984. After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, 2. Aufl. Notre Dame, Indiana