Scattered Notes on Future Imaginaries, Collapse, and Exit Strategies – Part 2: On Ecovillages as Survival Units and Everyday Preppers

Lara Monticelli, Linea M. Petersen

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This contribution comprises short notes and blends academic references with pop culture, contemporary art, diary-like entries, and sci-fi imaginaries. Segueing from Part 1, Part 2 includes three notes, the first of which is based on empirical material gathered for the research project Ecovillages as laboratories of sustainability and social change (EcoLabSS ). The first note examines ecovillages as potential survival units in the context of the current climate and environmental crisis. Note 5 explores the idea of resistant exit, a term coined by US-based scholar Jennet Kirkpatrick, and underlines how it differs from escapism. The last note, inspired by an exploratory netnography of doomsday prepper blogs, presents a captivating counter-narrative aimed at deconstructing some of the most common stereotypes about preppers and prepping practices.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEphemera: Theory & politics in organization
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023

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Epub ahead of print. Published online Feb 1 2023.


  • Exit strategy
  • Collapsology
  • Prepping
  • Ukraine war
  • Climate crisis
  • Ecovillages

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