Political Ecology in Practice: A Field Guide is produced as a guide and inspiration for the project’s eight field initiatives taking place at different field sites and regions around the world (2017-2018). It also includes the protocols for the project’s fieldwork initiatives, conceptual framework of the related exhibition (2019), and a series of relevant essays. The Field Guide was distributed at the Fieldworker’s Workshop, April 20- 21 2018, in Chicago, IL.

Editorial Team: Ömür HarmanşahTamara Becerra ValdezPınar Üner Yilmaz

This publication is a product of the project “Political Ecology as Practice: A Regional Approach to the Anthropocene.” This project is funded by the Humanities Without Walls Consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Humanities Without Walls Consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Special thanks to: Humanities Without Walls Consortium, Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Art History at UIC, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy at UIC, Office of the Dean of the College of Architecture, Design and the Arts at UIC, Departments of Art, Art History, Anthropology, English and Political Science at UIC, the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Beate Geissler, Alexandra Hohnsen, Peri Johnson.

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Table of Contents

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Image Credits

  • Place, Heritage and Resistance in the Wakhan Corridor, Pakistan” (Javairia Shahid), Members of the Pakistan fieldwork team in Ganish, Hunza Valley, Pakistan 
  • “Cultivating Chicago: Gardens as Ecological Infrastructures” (Molly Doane), Tending communal plots for the market at a Chicago community garden, photography by Paul Bick
  • Knowledge Production and Practice in Industrial Row Crop Farming, Northern Illinois” (Charlie Corwin), Kempton in Ford County, Illinois 
  • “Cultivating Chicago: Gardens as Ecological Infrastructures” (Molly Doane), A community garden in Pilsen, Chicago, photography by Paul Bick
  • Field notebook pages from Ayanis, (Omür Harmanşah)