All too often, the transformative Sustainable Development Goals are reduced to marketing products or research proposals, or "smart cities" as solutions, without addressing the "land-degrading, resource-alienating activities required to keep the growth-centered economy growing."
What is our response? Can sustainability discourses be implemented without being captured by the status quo? Are the African Union's Agenda 2063 proposals the answer? What dogmas about economy, personhood, earth and knowledge must be challenged? Can "Sustainability" do more than "talk left and walk right"?
The responses on this page take inspiration from the motto of Kenyan scholarly publisher Daraja:
"nurture reflection, shelter hope and inspire audacity"