We are delighted that Dr Jonathan Beacham will kick off this semester’s Bauman Institute Workshop Series on Friday morning.
Jonathan is an ESRC-funded postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Management, School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol. His presentation is entitled:
‘Alternative economies for other worlds: crisis and transformation in the ‘age of austerity’’
Abstract: The decade following the global financial crisis of 2007-8 has seen significant global changes amidst multiple economic, political, social and ecological crises which show little sign of abating or decelerating. Whilst debates continue both as to where the blame lies for this situation, as well as what a more sustainable future for global society might look like in practice, others have argued that more hopeful lessons may lie in the small-scale happenings that are unfolding ‘on the ground’ around us in our everyday lives. Examining a case study of small-scale food networks, this talk offers an introduction to and exploration of the idea of ‘alternative’ economic spaces, which operate in a distinct fashion from the capitalist status quo. In doing so, we assess the claim that these alternative economic spaces might help us in imagining—and enacting—other worlds beyond capitalism’s endless crisis tendencies and the limited horizons of the austere here-and-now.
This workshop will be held in Room 10.07 in the Social Sciences Building.
Coffee and pastries will be served as usual from 9.30am and Jonathan will begin his presentation at 10am.
See you there!