The aim of the Global South Center is to rethink politics from the perspective of social life. We propose projects that strongly engage with social ecologies across diverse geopolitical spaces. By using the term social ecologies we refer to the knowledge, technologies, and cultural formats that are already embedded within living communities around the planet. Our research and empirically-driven studies aim to understand the global, national, and local forces that maintain exploitative conditions over the political autonomy and cultural forms of regions and collectivities. We also focus on alternative formations that differently inhabit and imagine possibilities for a dynamic and more just world.