After Development Lectures 2021

Organised by ERASME, the After Development Lectures will take place online between 13-17th of December 2021. The event is a collaboration between ERASME and researchers from several universities and research institutes in Europe, the US and Australia. The aim of the lectures is to present recent work in the field of strong sustainability, with a focus on the “beyond growth/development” narrative. As an increasing number of academics and practitioners call for a shift to socioecological wellbeing within planetary boundaries, the lectures will address some of the solutions, pathways and theories designed for this transition and will foster discussions on their applicability and coherence. 

The event is structured into five thematic days. Day 1 will be led by Timothy Marcroft (ERASME) and is dedicated to Post-growth, with presenters addressing topics such as degrowth, relationship-to-profit, environmental justice. Day 2 is led by Manuel Morales (KTU/ERASME) and takes a look at Circular Bioeconomy, where speakers will address the concepts of Circular Economy, Bioeconomy, Smart Village Development, but also methodologies to assess CBE, such as participatory system dynamics modelling. Day 3 is led by Claudiu Eduard Nedelciu (ERASME/University of Iceland) and is dedicated to Post-growth Food Systems. It addresses topics such as food sovereignty, redefining food as a commons and human right, agroecology, and other traditional forms of agriculture. Day 4 will be led by Arnaud Diemer (UCA/ERASME) and addresses the Pathways required for a strong sustainability transition, focusing on development after capitalism, a nature-inclusive economy, resilience transformation and the collapse of complex societies. Last but not least, Day 5 is led by Nathalie Spittler (BOKU/ERASME) and will tackle Energy systems, with speakers presenting on the relationship between energy and the economy, the energy transition and its material footprint, energy cooperatives and citizen-led energy projects in Europe. 

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The event is free of charge but participants will need to register by following this link>>

Confirmed speakers

Giorgos Kallis, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Jennifer Hinton, ERASME & Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

Timothee Parrique, ERASME & Post-growth and Degrowth Observatory, France

Donnie MacLurcan, Executive Director at the Post-Growth Institute, US

Pinar Ozuyar, Istinye University, Turkey

Nuno Videira, CENSE, Portugal

Salim Belyazid, Stockholm University, Sweden

Vilma Atkočiūnienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Jose Luis Vivero Pol, WFP/University of Louvain

Julia Spanier, Utrecht University

Jacob Smessaert, Utrecht University

Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, University of Iceland

Kenza Benabderrazik, ETH, Switzerland

Claudiu Eduard Nedelciu, ERASME & University of Iceland

Paul James, Western Sydney University

Kenneth Rijsdijk, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ian Roderick, Director at the Schumacher Institute, UK

Joseph Tainter, Utah State University, US

Jacques Despres, Joint Research Centre, Spain

Valeria di Cosmo, University of Turin

Alessandro Sciullo, University of Turin

Valeria Schwanitz, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway