This launch will celebrate the publication of Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet, a book advocating for eco-collaborative housing as more environmentally sustainable, affordable and community-oriented living – the way of the future.
Eco-polis urbanist Paul Downton, who cofounded the urban cohousing project Christie Walk in Adelaide, will launch the book. Author Anitra Nelson will speak and Professor Jago Dodson, director of the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University will be the MC.
Activist-scholar Anitra Nelson is Associate Professor at the Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at RMIT University in Melbourne. Her book on eco-collaborative housing, Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet, is released late January by Pluto Press (London) who also published Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (2011), a nonmarket socialist collection co-edited with the late Frans Timmerman. Currently, Anitra is co-editing — with Francois Schneider — Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities, which will come out in the Routledge Environmental Humanities series (2018/2019). As the series editor, Anitra is calling for book proposals for the new Palgrave Macmillan series — Alternatives and Futures: Cultures, Practices, Activism and Utopias.