Publication in English

I.L.A. stands for the „Imperial Mode of Living: Structures of Exploitation in the 21st Century“. Our collective formed during the year-long writing workshop that resulted in this publication.

The resulting book is available here as a free download (German version). The English version of the book will be made available here in the first half of 2019.

I.L.A.-Writing Workshop (2016/2017)

The I.L.A. Werkstatt ran from 01. April 2016 to 31. May 2017 as a project of the non-profit association Common Future e.V. under the direction of Dr. Thomas Kopp and Dipl.-Ing. Karin Walther.

The I.L.A. Werkstatt is an interdisciplinary collective of young researchers and activists from a variety of fields. We are part of a diverse set of emancipatory movements within the broader field of global justice. Our work aims to make the concept of the imperial mode of living accessible to a wider public and contribute towards an ecologically sustainable and socially just mode of production and living.

Questions may be directed to ila_info[at]

Our interdisciplinary collective consists of 15 young scientists. Together, we wrote this dossier over the course of one year. We have academic education in economics, Development and Agricultural Economics, Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations, Educational Science, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability Science, History and Law. In addition to our work in the I.L.A. Collectively, we study and work at universities, non-governmental organizations, social movements or in trade unions.

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If you want to participate in future projects or are simple interested in information on publications or events organized by our collective simply send us an email and we’ll keep you posted.