VIVA! stands for great people and organisations, websites and publications, doing great things to make the world a more fun, interesting, equitable and sustainable place to live in. More VIVA is always needed, but below are some good places to start. These are links to the websites of friends, colleagues and other initiatives. They are all researching, writing about and variously practising ways of knowing and living that engage with contemporary contexts with a view to composing socio-ecologies in which life and diversity can flourish...
Dan Brockington, School of Environment & Development, University of Manchester
Bram Büscher, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague
The Commoner and on Commoning ~ online journal (edited by Massimo de Angelis) and blog (by Martin Pedersen) engaging with the politics of property relations, and the architecture of old, new and emerging commons.
Wolfram Dressler, University of Queensland
Rosaleen Duffy, University of Manchester
Rob Fletcher, University for Peace, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
Jim Igoe, Dartmouth College, USA
Indymedia~ an amazing global network of independent media organisations and hundreds of journalists, offering grassroots, non-corporate news coverage. ‘Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth.’
The Land Magazine ~ occasional magazine about land rights.
Movement Medicine ~ ecstatic dance as a force for transformation, artistic expression, wellness, personal growth and healing, held by the amazingly skilful Ya’acov and Susannah Darling Khan.
MosaicEarth ~be part of the world’s largest collaborative media project to celebrate climate action around the world.
Katja Neves, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Pennie Quinton ~ writer and artist working with issues of human rights and warzone trauma.
Paige West, Columbia University