From systemic failure to a transition of civilisation
May 24, 2018 at 10:00 — 16:30 (BST)
Organiser: The Schumacher Institute
This conference will celebrate our 10th anniversary. We have invited Dr Nafeez Ahmed to give a keynote talk based on his work. He is the author of ‘A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilisation – And How to Save It’ (2010) and ‘Failing States, Collapsing Systems – BioPhysical Triggers of Political Violence’ (2017). It is the last chapter of his book that inspired the theme for the conference: ‘From Systemic State-Failure to Civilizational Transition’.
We will explore the challenges of sustainability using systems approaches. The presentations begin with a controversial overview from Dr Nafeez Ahmed and range across the systems involved in our future. Speakers will be discussing politics, psychology, biodiversity and human livelihoods. Workshops will seek participants’ views and insights into the kinds of projects and advocacy that the Schumacher Institute might contribute to the rapidly changing sustainability world. Do you think that recent changes have opened up new opportunities where independent and systems informed voices can really make a difference to the future?
The day will be a mix of talks and discussions with lunch provided. Please contact us if you have any special dietary requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org