Workshop :: Medellín :: Colombia :: Recent years have been marked by multiple crises -- of an economic, social, political and environmental nature. It is quite clear that the neoliberal model, based on fossil energy and consumerism, has reached its limits. Against this background it is more than reasonable to consider social and economic alternatives.
We presume that these alternatives won’t arise primarily from government politics. They must be born, most of all, out of social practices and debates. Therefore we propose a workshop that connects the academic world with social movements and organizations that try to outline possible ways of transformation. We will seek to develop some key elements of a democratic and socially balanced society that is based on commons and an ecologically sustainable economy.
The topics of the three conference days are:
* Day 1: Crisis of representation, the state and new democratic subjectivities
* Day 2: Sustainable development, solidarity economy, and commons
* Day 3: Socialization of local experiences (reserved for interventions by students and local social movements and organizations)