CHEF seminar: Experimenting with ideas of the university as an ecology, not an economy

Speakers: Anna Tsing, UC Santa Cruz and Aarhus University and Sue Wright, DPU, Aarhus University.

11.08.2017 | Susan Wright

Dato ons 06 sep
Tid 13:00 14:30
Sted DPU, Campus Emdrup, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Room D118, video link to Campus Aarhus videolink (room 2113 250c)

The aim of the seminar is to create a conversation between Anna Tsing and Sue Wright on their recent work, ‘Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet’ and ‘Can the University be a Liveable Institution in the Anthropocene?’ (respectively). 

Working from the premise that universities should not just be valued as drivers of a knowledge economy, they will discuss how to widen the meaning of ‘economy’ and restore its roots in the word ‘ecology’? And how to use that idea to reconceptualise (and enact) the university as embedded in multiple social, cultural, environmental and political relations and responsibilities? 

Two texts will be circulated to participants for pre-reading and after an initial conversation, discussion will be opened up to participants.

Numbers are limited to 25.

Register here