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Panel Discussion

Whole Earth Revision

30 October 2020
15:00 — 16:00


Location: IMPAKT main programme online

Panel discussion //

With: Julia Watson, Chihiro Geuzebroek and Bram Büscher
Moderator: Hasna El Maroudi

In the 1960s the American counterculture magazine Whole Earth Catalog presented a self-sufficient, ecological lifestyle for the future, in which both ancient methods and the latest technologies would play a role. Fifty years later we might wonder: is it even possible to develop sustainable, environment-friendly technologies that can serve everybody? And how can we scale-up these technologies on a global level? We need an inclusive, holistic approach to bring about structural change.

In practice, this means that we need to take into account all the inhabitants of the earth — even those already affected by climate change. From their respective research projects and backgrounds, the speakers in this panel argue in favour of a broader understanding of technology, embracing existing Indigenous knowledge and a new relationship between humans and nature.


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