The global permaculture movement as an engine for sustainability transitions

Presented at the 2019 Australian Political Studies Association Conference at Flinders University, Adelaide, 23rd September 2019.

In this presentation, Ben offers a critical exploration of permaculture as a design methodology, system of ethics, community of practice, and social movement, which function as a vehicle for sustainability transitions and practice of a materialist politics. He also encourages academics of environmental politics to reflect on the appropriate balance of research, sustainability practice and environmental activism demanded by the urgent predicament of global climate and ecological crisis.

Ben Habib (right) with fellow environmental politics panelists David Schlosberg (centre) and Benito Cao (left). Photo: Cassandra Starr.