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This is an interim team that is currently holding the GTA process to enable the weaving of alternatives. The team as a collective or as individuals doesn't hold any centralised power.

Core members

Alex Jensen: He has worked in the US and India, where he coordinates Local Futures’ Ladakh Project. He has worked with cultural affirmation and hhe active in environmental health/anti-waste and degrowth movements.

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein: Born in Buenos Aires and based in England, United Kingdom, where she works as a professor of Sociology. She is a political sociologist, a philosopher and a feminist and decolonial critical theorist. She has created, and is working on what she calls critical research on the global politics of hope.

Arturo Escobar: Is a Colombian activist-researcher, working on territorial struggles against extractivism, postdevelopment, regional transitions, and ontological design. He taught anthropology and political ecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill until 2018.

Ashish Kothari: Founder-member of Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh. He has (co)authored or (co)edited over 30 books, and helps coordinate the Vikalp Sangam and Radical Ecological Democracy processes.

Brandon Liu: Originally from the US and based in India, he has worked in global health and technology and is currently focused on communicating radical alternatives to climate change.

Clare Westwood: she holds an MBA and has had extensive experience in the areas of food, agriculture, biosafety, food sovereignty, and climate change resilience, mainly through working with NGOs serving poor rural communities across Asia.

Coumba Toure: Coordinator for Africans Rising for peace justice and dignity based in Dakar. She has more than twenty years of experience working with organizations, also a writer and a storyteller.

Enric Duran: Catalan activist involved in grassroot movements since 1999 was involved in People Global Action, Focused in developing cooperative ecosystems as alternative to the capitalist system and Nation-state.

Fatma Alloo: Founder journalist of Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA) since 1988. As a pan African activist she also founded FEMNET and Zanzibar Int'l Film Festival (ZIFF). She has participated in many advocacy events at grassroots and international level.

Gustavo Esteva: A grassroots activist and a public intellectual. He participates in many local, national and international organizations, networks and movements.

Injairu Kulundu: South Africa based social practitioner, lyricist, vocalist and researcher interested in decolonial social experiments that embrace transgressive learning and attune to the emerging songs lines of alternative cultures that are moving towards a future worthy of their longing

Itzel Farías: Researcher of unschooling processes in Mexico, founder and active member of networks of learning and alternatives to education, collaborator in Unitierra Oaxaca, Milpa and Crianza Mutua.

John Holloway: Teaches in the posgrado de sociología in the Benemérita Universidad Autónomade Puebla, Mexico. Spends his time looking for hope in a hopeless world. This may result in the publication of a book to complement Change the World without taking Power and Crack Capitalism.

Marta Musić: A decolonial, feminist activist-researcher. Her work as a transnational movement organizer mainly consists of building bridges between struggles, movements and initiatives and creating networks of solidarity.

Patricia Botero: Academic and researcher from socioterritorial movements and collective action, she writes collective biographies with persons and communities in resistances.

Shrishtee Bajpai: Activist-researcher based in Pune, India and member of Kalpavriksh. Her research is focussed on documenting, analysing, and networking alternatives to development. She helps in coordinating the Vikalp Sangam (alternative confluence) process in India.

Vasna Ramasar: Academic and activist from South Africa living and working in Sweden. She has always been involved in environmental justice, politics of environment and alternatives to development.

Former members and contributors

We appreciate and recognize the following former members of the core team that have offered their time and energy to our joint adventure: Valiana Aguilar, Ana Cecilia Galindo Diego, Sujatha Padmanabhan, Milind Wani and Pablo Campoy. We also acknowledge Daniela Anaya, who helped to create the first version of this website.