Xavier Balaguer Rasillo

Xavier Balaguer Rasillo

PhD student

Economic Geography

Tel.: 044 63 55245

Room number: Y25 L 54

xavier.balaguerrasillo@geo.uzh.ch

Research Interests

 

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.

Ph.D Project

 

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.

Education

 

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.

 

Public Talks

2017

Tangible and Intangible Commons: A symposium at Brighton School or Architecture and Design: Intangible commons as tangible commoning: the materiality of making 

Publications

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