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October 2015

How can makerspaces, fablabs and hackerspaces help cultivate sustainable developments?

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Machines Room,
45 Vyner Street
London, E2 9DQ United Kingdom
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Machines Room, 45 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ United Kingdom Interest in the social, economic and environmental possibilities of makerspaces and the maker movement continues to grow. This event brings together people involved or interested in sustainability activities to share, discuss, and reflect upon their experiences. In the discussions, our objective will be to consider strategies for promoting and reinforcing the roles makerspaces can and could play in sustainable developments, including extending connections with opportunities in wider society and economy.…

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November 2015

Nexus network conference: ‘Scales, levels and spaces of the nexus’

November 19

The Nexus Network second Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 19 November 2015, in central London. Questions of scale are crucial in addressing the linked nexus challenges of food, energy, water and the environment. The nexus is often framed as a global security problem, but this can obscure alternative understandings of interactions and trade-offs at local, regional and national levels. Register now using the Eventbrite form. Full details (Nexus Network website)

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February 2016

Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts?

23 February 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 25 February 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts? is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. 23-25 February 2016 Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Conference website Conference themes Contributions have been invited on any aspect of the politics of knowledge within the field of agronomy. Case studies of historical or present day significance to the developing world are of particular interest. These cases might focus on the history or nature of contestation; actors and coalitions; political and institutional…

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