All dried up: The materiality of drought in Ladismith, South Africa


CNDS Fellows, Elisa Savelli, Hannah Cloke, Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Uppsala university) and Maria Rusca (University of Manchester) have recently published an article on droughts as socioecological phenomena coproduced by the recursive engagement of human and non-human transformations. The article argues that "the narrow pursuit of profits and capital accumulation of the few has produced a fundamental disruption between nature and society which contributed to transform Ladismith’s drought into a socioecological crisis" (Savelli, 2022). 

The entire article can be accessed on SAGE Journals' website

Last modified: 2023-02-01