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October 2019

Applying Technologies of the Self in Transformation Labs to Mobilize Agency

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This is a presentation from members of the Pathways network  as part of the Parallel T-Practice Sessions at the Transformations 2019 conference in Sanitago, Chile.

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Exhibition: ‘Hidden Paths’

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - October 20 @ 6:00 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place
Brighton, BN1 4GB United Kingdom

ONCA Gallery 14 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB, UK 12.00 - 18.00 daily 16-20 October 2019 Free entry, donations to gallery welcome Global climate strikes are calling for ‘system change, not climate change’, but what does this mean? Extreme weather, automation, political instability, inequality: these crises are connected in deep and often invisible ways. Hidden Paths welcomes us inside the troubled systems that we live in to see how they could be transformed. Through a series of artworks, this…

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Relational and Psychological Dimensions of Agency

October 16 @ 11:10 am - 12:45 pm

This is a session organised with members of the STEPS Global Consortium for the Transformations 2019 conference in Sanitago, Chile.

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Negotiating Epistemological Frameworks and Normative Commitments Across a Transformative Knowledge Network

October 16 @ 10:30 am - October 17 @ 12:00 pm

This is a session organised by the Pathways network for the Transformations 2019 conference in Sanitago, Chile.

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Transformation Laboratories as spaces for co-designing social-ecological transformation: learning from different contexts and approaches

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

The workshop will propose tools not only to academics but also to policy makers, practitioners, activists and everyone who is interested in designing multi-stakeholder spaces of transformation in the context of sustainability challenges in general and in extractive sectors such as mining and agriculture in particular.

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July 2019

The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action

July 3 @ 3:30 pm - July 5 @ 4:00 pm
Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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This international academic symposium, held at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, explored the theme of uncertainty - the STEPS Centre's theme for 2019. Twitter: #PoliticsOfUncertainty Blog series View a growing set of blog posts by participants, reflecting on the issues discussed. Visit the series About the symposium Thinking across diverse domains – from finance, to climate, to migration, to disease, to innovation, to infrastructure, to security – this symposium will explore the diverse ways incertitude is understood…

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June 2019

Researching Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Methods and Frameworks

June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm

18 – 21 June 2019 Friedensau University (Germany/Möckern) The “Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Frameworks and Methods” writing workshop responds to the need to revisit our methodological infrastructure, as researchers of mobile pastoralism, to align with broader advancements in the understating of pastoral livelihoods and their environments, as well as with the contemporary empirics of research with mobile pastoralists. 24 researchers and mentors will come together from the 18th to the 21st of June in Friedensau University (Germany/Möckern) to explore these shortcomings…

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Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ester Boserup Prize Lecture by Ian Scoones, ESRC STEPS Centre / PASTRES project Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgGGxdDZBY Lecture details A1-01.01 Festauditoriet Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C Copenhagen This lecture will draw on the European Research Council funded project, PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty, Resilience: Global Lessons from the margins) and will link to the ESRC STEPS Centre’s uncertainty theme for 2019. Details of the lecture and background on the Ester Boserup Prize are on the University of Copenhagen’s website.

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PASTRES seminar: Pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula – Reflections on contemporary challenges and adaptations to land use rights

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 100, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Room 100, Institute of Development Studies Seminar with Dawn Chatty, co-hosted by the PASTRES project and the STEPS Centre All welcome Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK53HSwe5PM&width=700&height=525 About the seminar Nomadic pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula has undergone significant change over the past 150 years as a response to alterations in its relationship with central authority.  Efforts to settle and transform pastoralists into settled farmers – a key policy of Post WWI neo-colonial and later newly emerging nation states – has largely disappeared.…

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May 2019

STEPS Annual Lecture: Derek Wall – What would Elinor do (about climate change)?

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fulton Lecture Theatre A, University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QT United Kingdom
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Fulton A Lecture Theatre University of Sussex Falmer, Brighton, UK Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYV7IpcCtTQ   * * * About the lecture What would Elinor do (about climate change)? Elinor Ostrom was the first and so far only woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics. Her innovative work on ecological economics challenged the notion of 'the tragedy of the commons'. Her political economy analysis, focusing on trust, cooperation, diversity, deep democracy and innovative methodology, provides a basis for considering climate change.…

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