Transforming economies together!
Opening session for the week of the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies
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Introduction and welcome: Nina González Fdez-Argüelles FSMET
Moderation: Magda Bandera, Director of La Marea
Institutional greeting by:
Barcelona City Council:
Her Excellency Ms. Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona
Hble. Councillor Bernat Solé i Barril. Department of External Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency
Hon. Mr. Chakir El Homrani Lesfar Minister of Employment, Social Affairs and Family of the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya
Diputació of Barcelona:
Il-lma. Ms. Pilar Diaz Romero, Deputy to the Presidency Area and delegate for International Relations of the Diputació de Barcelona i Alcaldessa d'Esplugues de Llobregat
FPH (Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer pour le progrès de l'homme)
Ms. Claudia Neubauer
Inspiring talks: The following speakers will inspire and provoke us
Michel Bauwens: Belgian theorist, founder and director of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of production, governance and peer ownership. Research director of CommonsTransition.org a platform for the development of policy towards a society of the Commons and a founding member of the Commons Strategy Group. He is currently working on the prototype of a MOOC on the commons-based economy. He lives in Thailand.
Marta Guadalupe Rivera Ferre: andalusian, director of the Chair of Agroecology and Food Systems at the University of VIC-UCC, has worked on the analysis and promotion of alternative agro-food systems that follow the paradigm of food sovereignty and, more recently, on the analysis of feminist theories and common goods in the field of food. She is a member of the team writing the report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Euclides Mance: Brazilian philosopher and one of the main theorists of the solidarity economy and the Economy of Liberation in Latin America, co-founder of the Institute of Philosophy of Liberation and the Solidarius network.
Ashish Kothari: Indian environmentalist working on development-environment-livelihoods interface, and radical alternatives. He is one of founders of Kalpavriksh (ngo) and helps coordinate the Vikalp Sangam (Alternatives Confluence) forum for organisations and individuals working on development alternatives across India to come together. Kothari helped initiate the Global Tapestry of Alternatives, and is a co-editor of Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary.
Geneviève Azam: French economist, an environmental and alter-globalization activist within the Attac France organization. She is a regular contributor to the "Against the tide" column of the weekly Politis. Inspired in particular by the work of Karl Polanyi, Simone Weil and Marcel Mauss, she is the co-author of a "Manifesto of Conviviality". His latest book is Lettre à la Terre, Anthropocène, Éditions du Seuil. He participates in the programme Alternativas Sistémicas, with the Fundación Solón (Bolivia), Focus on the Global South, Attac.
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