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́We are the limitś performing climate justice commoning in the Czech Klimakemp



Year of publication 2023
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geoforum
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Keywords Coal mining conflict; Environmental and climate justice; Performativity
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Description Socio-environmental and climate movements indicate the urgency of ‘doing’ what is just in all socio-ecological relations and in the present. Attempts to bridge various movements defending commons around the world aim to transgress boundaries of thinking and acting for justice. Our aim is to propose a counter-hegemonic vision of climate justice as politically performative, i.e. enacting experimental spaces for more equalitarian relations which disrupt ‘capitalocentric’ imagination. We view justice as a dynamic process rather than a normative project, being enacted in repetitive events and practices which both reproduce and transform what is accepted as just. To illustrate our point, we are examining the;theory in praxis’ of the first Klimakemp in the Northern Bohemia region of the Czech Republic 2017, a constitutive moment for the environmental and climate justice movement in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on engaged participant observation of this movement, we identify-three key performative aspects of camping for climate justice 1) Building the camp as action infrastructure 2) Enacting new political subjectivities as ‘investments risks’ embodying the limits to mining and 3) Commoning intersectional relations of care and solidarity.
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