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A Common Ground: Fighting, Living, Thinking, by Marin Schaffner

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What might an ecologically organized world look like? It is on the basis of this challenge that the Wildproject publishing house offers free access to Marin Schaffner's book, "Un sol commun : Lutter, Habiter, Penser" (A Common Ground: Fighting, Living, Thinking). This pedagogical and radical book allows us to understand all that ecology is transforming in our way of life.

For more than half a century, ecology has been building an immense theoretical and practical galaxy. This scientific, cultural, social and political movement will be the revolution of our century. A revolution that everything now indicates that it can be set in motion. What are the principles, the stakes, the figures, of this recomposition?

For its tenth anniversary, Wildproject offers an educational and accessible synthesis of the major issues of ecology.

Over the past decade or so, a scene of ecological thinking has emerged in the French language. How can we describe and name this new continent at the crossroads of struggles, arts and sciences? What collective works are its actors bringing to life? What are the major dynamics underway? How is ecology transforming our ways of thinking and acting?

A selection of authors, but also journalists, editors, translators, booksellers, activists... answers these questions.

One thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is unjust when it does not.
Aldo Leopold

Marin Schaffner, An ethnologist by training and a long-term traveller (South-East Asia, West Africa and the four corners of France), he leads numerous research, animation and writing projects on ecology, pedagogy, migration and disability. This book of interviews is his first work, published in May 2019 (180 Pages).

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Header photo : Geological map of the Rhône Valley © D.R.

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