My research interests lie at the inter-section of political economy, philosophy, economic geography, sociology and political ecology.
I am particularly interested in alternative economies, grassroots social movements and self-organization.
Alternative Economies and commoning in Catalonia: Degrowth practices for new worlds
In my PhD project, I investigate emerging forms of “commoning” and radical ecological citizenships in Catalonia, Spain, and will examine responses to socio-environmental crises by analysing new forms of monetary/non-monetary exchange/cooperation and emerging practices of degrowth. I therefore explore how these self-organized social movements can provide contributions for theoretically conceptualising and practically implementing alternative forms of economic and political governance and resistance.
I am particularly insipred by pos-marxist, and feminist political economy debates, as well as ecological thought. Theories around the commons and commoning, materiality as well as Degrowth and Diverse Economies debates, are also central to this research.
2012 – 2014 Humboldt-Universität, Berlin and University of Bath
· MA Euromasters, Politics, Economics and Governance of Europe.
2007 – 2012 Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
· Double Degree in Law and Political Science & Public Administration.
International Critical Geography Conference - Urban Contestations: Alternative Economies and Commoning in Catalonia, Degrowth practices for new worlds
Lange Nacht der Kritik Zürich: Degrowth and activism. Practices of ecological cooperation and resistance
Tangible and Intangible Commons: A symposium at Brighton School or Architecture and Design: Intangible commons as tangible commoning: the materiality of making
Balaguer-Rasillo, X. (2018) "Book Review: Omnia Sunt Communia; On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism" Antipode, available at AntipodeFoundation.org
Balaguer-Rasillo, X & Monson, K. (2018) "Energy Humanities: An anthology" Capitalism Nature Socialism, 29(1): 131-133