Publications

Siemenpuu produces publications on varying environmental themes. There is a new addition to the series approximately every two years. The books include case studies and stories both from the global South and Finland, and they are published in Finnish language. However, short English introductions of the books can be read from following pages below to get a grasp of their themes and perspectives. You can download Enriched or Impoverished? as pdf also in English. Several on the publication pages include a subpage and background article on book's theme, i.e. displacement, right to water, and right to forests.

21.3.2018

Rikastettu vai köyhdytetty?, published in 2007, provides information and stories about the effects of mining industry in the developing countries. The matter concernes everyone who uses a computer, a cooking pot, a bus or a ring.

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Metsän jäljillä, published in 2009, contemplates what forest is besides raw materials or a variety of animal and plant species. The book traces multiple meanings of forests and maps possibilities to maintain and create sustainable relationships with forest.

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Kirja vedestä, published in 2010, reveals the experiences of people living by or working with water. The book opens horizons for the causes, consequences and solutions of the water crisis.

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Sijoiltaan menneet, published in 2012, takes the reader to empty and destruction-menaced houses in the global South and North. The book focuses on evictions, the root cause of which lies on consumption, economic growth and so-called development.

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In Särjetty maa, published in 2015, you can hear stories from Brazil, Colombia, Mozambique, Mali, Kenya, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Finland and Sámi land. The stories tell about encounters and e.g. on modern-time fates related to land issues.

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Kirjeitä tulevaisuudesta, published in 2017, contains dialogues, where the people from the Global South and North ponder the current local and global environmental problems and social injustices and search solutions to those. Writing to each others are fishermen, indigenous people, researchers, activists, poets and documentary makers e.g. from Brazil, Russia, Nigeria, Iran, India, Philippines and Finland. The texts are insightful, unconventional and challenging the rich North.