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Ecopolis

Just Transition

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Just Transition
Just Transition

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Sun 25.11.18

It is not impossible to achieve a transition from a society that respects the limitations of the planet and offers everyone the possibility to develop their talents. But it is not easy. How can we effect a just transition in the current context of increasing polarization and inequality? Can we enhance social justice while also addressing the demands of ecological sustainability?

Ecopolis

Digital Together

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Digital Together
Digital Together

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Sun 08.10.17

Obtaining and sharing information, campaigning, making friends, dating, working, gaming… we are increasingly doing these things online. Hardware, apps and digital alter egos are giving new meanings to commitment, cooperation and connections between people. What are the implications of this digital reality for building a shared horizon?

Enough Room for Space

LUNÄ-talk

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LUNÄ-talk
LUNÄ-talk

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Sat 01.04.17

The Lunar Society, an 18th-century group of British industrialists, scientists, poets, and writers, used to convene at full moon to explore the ways in which science and art could serve society. You can now also take a seat at the LUNÄ table.

Oikos, Etopia & Kaaitheater present

Ecopolis 2016

talk debate book presentation

Ecopolis 2016
Ecopolis 2016

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Sun 17.04.16

As an annual rendezvous for those working on a sustainable future, this latest Ecopolis starts out from the question ‘what can we do about the current ecological challenge, and by what means?’

Brett Scott

Hacking the Financial System - Towards a new economy

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Hacking the Financial System - Towards a new economy
Hacking the Financial System - Towards a new economy

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Mon 18.05.15

Financial activist Brett Scott calls on people to explore the financial system, jam it and build alternatives so we have an answer ready when the next financial crisis hits. This is a lecture in the Bank2Basics series powered by FairFin.

Oikos, Etopia & Kaaitheater present

Ecopolis 2015

debate spoken word book presentation

Ecopolis 2015
Ecopolis 2015

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Sun 26.04.15

ECOPOLIS is the perfect meeting place for anyone concerned with the transition to a socio-ecological society. The main focus is on inspired and inspiring books and documentaries, and dialogues on ecology, economics and society between writers, scientists and thinkers from civil society.

Chantal Mouffe, Jan Vranken & Philippe Van Parijs

A debate (previously announced as Mind The Gap!*)

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A debate (previously announced as Mind The Gap!*)
A debate (previously announced as Mind The Gap!*)

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Fri 13.02.15

There are quite a few yawning gaps these days: that between those with wealth and those without, between those who are on board and those who are excluded, between the salary of the CEO and that of the worker, etc. A debate on a pressing issue, involving several specialists and taking as its motto ‘Change the world, it needs it’ (Bertolt Brecht).

Pharmakon

Day 3: body technologies

talk debate workshop

Day 3: body technologies
Day 3: body technologies

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Sun 30.11.14

Pharmakon - Shamanic, tantric, cannibalistic and other body technologies break open the fields of what can be thought and experienced, and how knowledge can travel from the one to the other.

Pharmakon

Day 2: (re)thinking economies

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Day 2: (re)thinking economies
Day 2: (re)thinking economies

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Sat 29.11.14

Pharmakon - On the second day we look into practices, developed in Brussels and elsewhere, that propose another economy of values and desire. We confront the current movements of speculation on imagination and utopia, and the subsequent proposals for the reorganisation of work and solidarities.

Pharmakon

Day 1: On the notion of 'Pharmakon' in the thinking of Bernard Stiegler

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Day 1: On the notion of 'Pharmakon' in the thinking of Bernard Stiegler
Day 1: On the notion of 'Pharmakon' in the thinking of Bernard Stiegler

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Fri 28.11.14

Pharmakon - On the first day we open up the notion of ‘pharmakon’ through dialogues, discussions and bodywork. Bernard Stiegler addresses his notions of ‘savoir faire’ and ‘savoir vivre’ out of a contemporary understanding of how we ‘technologize’ our lives.

Burning Ice

Salon 'Art & Resilience'

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Salon 'Art & Resilience'
Salon 'Art & Resilience'

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Sun 30.03.14

Burning Ice - The concept of ‘resilience’ is increasingly prominent in reactions to the socio-ecological systemic crisis that is affecting us. The arts too have increasingly been talking about ‘resilience’ in recent years. In this salon curator Grégory Castéra will talk with Franck Leibovici and Amy Franceschini about the role ‘resilience’ plays in their artistic practice.

Burning Ice

Discussing the EU policy-lobby-research complex

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Discussing the EU policy-lobby-research complex
Discussing the EU policy-lobby-research complex

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Fri 28.03.14

Burning Ice - In May last year the EU came up with a new proposal for a law on seeds. It plays straight into the hands of the large seed companies and is a direct threat to small-scale agriculture and biodiversity.

Het Groene Boek

Het Groene Boek # 3

debate book presentation

Het Groene Boek # 3
Het Groene Boek # 3

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Sun 28.04.13

Het Groene Boek is a platform for debate and an exchange of ideas on themes relating to the transition to a socio-ecological society, in which the book plays a central role.

Lieven De Cauter & Rudi Laermans

The Return of the Nature State

debate book presentation

The Return of the Nature State
The Return of the Nature State

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Fri 29.03.13

On the occasion of the publication of his book Entropic Empire, On the City of Man in the Age of Disaster, the cultural philosopher Lieven De Cauter will be talking to his co-author, the sociologist Rudi Laermans, about the old and new ‘nature states’, new relationships between humans and non-humans, and animality, bio-politics and cosmo-politics.

Davis Freeman/Random Scream

Expanding Energy

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Expanding Energy
Expanding Energy

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Sat 08.10.11

We are obsessed with energy. It guides our thoughts and actions, though
we are not always aware of it. Davis Freeman has created four performances on this topic,
midway between a stand-up comedy show, a conference, a piece of
choreography and a concert. He is aided in this by actors from Forced
Entertainment, musicians from Einstürzende Neubauten etc.
We are showing the four parts in a single day. You can watch them all in
succession (with a snack in between) or just choose the one(s) you want
to see.