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  • Is it worth the risk? A financial analysis of the project

    Since the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline was first conceived in the early 1990s, there has been much controversy over whether it is really financially viable. Is it too long and expensive to build? Are the available volumes of oil enough to fill the line? Are the political risks too high? To examine these issues, PLATFORM commissioned…


  • Art, Education, Activism

    Presented at "Artist as Educator", Ikon Gallery and University of Central England, May 2003 as part of Arts Council England's "Interrupt" Symposia. Republished: a-n Collections April 2007. “The process of social change is in desperate need of creativity and imagination, and the aesthetic process in urgent need of social engagement” (from Course Document for the MA…


  • 18 Feb 2003 admin

    Degrees of Capture – Universities, the Oil Industry and Climate Change

    This report examines the relationship between the oil and gas industry and the UK higher education sector, and assesses this in the context of climate change. It asks if some parts of the higher education sector have been ‘captured’by the industry. The report looks in detail at how much influence oil and gas companies have…

    Degrees of Capture – Universities, the Oil Industry and Climate Change

  • Some Common Concerns: Imagining BP’s Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Pipelines System

    Some Common Concerns was written by PLATFORM and published with Corner House, Friends of the Earth & Kurdish Human Rights Project in October 2002. The book imagines what the proposed Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline system would be like if it were built. It recounts the 13 years of planning, the political positioning of the three host countries…

    Some Common Concerns: Imagining BP’s Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Pipelines System

  • The Snowflake in Hell and the Baked Alaska: Improbability, Intimacy and Change in the Public Realm

    In Locality, Regeneration and Divers[c]ities, Eds Sarah Bennett and John Butler, Intellect Books, University of Plymouth In 1993, on the very outskirts of Budapest, Hungary,  the ‘Statue Park Museum’ opened. It was born out of the idea of a literary historian who, four years earlier, had proposed that “all the various Lenin statues from all over…


  • Our Power: Methodology & Lessons Learned

    Briefing for anyone who is interested in climate justice and wants to learn more about how we spoke to offshore oil and gas workers, what the process looked like, and what lessons we learned.

    Our Power: Methodology & Lessons Learned

  • 13 Sep 2011 admin

    Culture

    In order for an oil company to produce oil and transport it to the global market, it needs either the support or the silence of the population in those areas of the world where this takes place. Where the necessary support – or ‘social licence to operate’ – is not forthcoming, the ability of that…

    Culture

  • 8 May 2009 admin

    The Life of Ken Saro-Wiwa

    You can watch a short clip from ‘In Remembrance’ a documentary made by Glenn Ellis, which charts the history of Saro-Wiwa’s life, activism and the executions. You will also find a detailed account below. » The Ogoni Struggle » The Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa » After the executions Ken Saro-Wiwa was born in October 1941,…

    The Life of Ken Saro-Wiwa

  • 13 Sep 2011 admin

    External Energy Policy

    Our work on foreign energy policy explores some of the intellectual, philosophical and historical underpinnings of contemporary ‘energy security’ discourse – a deliberate use of language designed to foster anxiety about energy supplies and engender resource wars. We aim to evaluate the real-world impacts of this seemingly innocuous view of energy policy and unpack some…


  • 8 May 2009 admin

    The Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa

    You can download the full story of the Life & Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa with full references here. (PDF 175kb) « Continued from The Ogoni Struggle Nine days after Okuntimo’s memo, on 21st May, four conservative Ogoni leaders were killed in Gokana, giving the military an excuse to “justify” a military presence, to undertake “wasting…

    The Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa