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September 2015

STEPS conference 2015: Resource Politics

September 7 - September 9
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Resource Politics: Transforming Pathways to Sustainability Why now? Contexts and debates In the build up to the confirmation of the post-2015 sustainable development goals, the politics of resource access, allocation and distribution are high on global policy agendas. The limits to economic activity in the face of ‘planetary boundaries’ are being fiercely debated, and even humanity’s survival in the age of the Anthropocene is questioned. Some suggest a ‘perfect storm’ of factors is combining to present ever growing threats, often…




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Free

STEPS Seminar: ‘Resource Politics: Future Directions’

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer, BN1 9RE, UK ‘Resource Politics: Future Directions’ Dianne Rocheleau and Kathleen McAfee A critical resource politics can contribute to reframing conservation sciences to bring science into the service of social and ecological justice. To this end, many of us are challenging the fetish of economic growth and the market-centric logic that has come to dominate ‘pragmatic’ environmentalism. But are better ways of knowing and acting possible? As political ecologists, we can…




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October 2015
Free

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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February 2016
£150

Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

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: Cases, Dynamics & Implications 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…




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