Fri, 21 Jan|
Reframing Power and Gender Struggles in Energy Projects as Territoriality and Place-Making
Helene Ahlborg (Chalmers University) & Olufalahan Osunmuyiwa (Chalmers University)
Time & Location
21 Jan 2022, 13:00 – 14:30 GMT
About the Event
This talk provides theoretical and empirical contributions on how the territoriality of small-scale renewable electricity systems (RES) can orchestrate gendered land struggles as well as opportunities for entrepreneurship in local spaces. Drawing on empirical insights from East Africa and using a feminist geography approach we demonstrate how energy projects create new territories around rivers and power lines, and how local businesses develop or change their production processes through access to RES.