Ecopolis 2018 - Ecopolis

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25/11/2018 - 25/11/2018

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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?
This is the challenge that Just Transition seeks to address. How can we ensure that everybody in hyper-diverse societies has equal access to a dignified job and affordable and sustainable housing, food, and energy?
With Kate Raworth (author Doughnut Economics), Alison Tate (International Trade Union), Alberto Alemanno (prof. University of Paris and author Lobbying for Change), Laurien Spruyt (BBL), Jean-Pascal Van Ypersele (climate expert, member IPPC), Yasmien Naciri (author We nemen het heft in handen [We take matters into your own hands]), Thomas Leysen (Chairman of KBC Group and Umicore), Jeroen Theunissen (author), Rachida Lamrabet (author), Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom Brussels), Samuel Cogolati (commons activist, researcher at KU Leuven), Paul Goossens (former journalist), Catalina Caro (CENSAT, Friends of the Earth Colombia).
 • Ecopolis is the annual meeting for everyone committed to a sustainable future. This fourth edition is again bringing together voices from the academic and artistic world, civil organizations, and business. With input from practitioners, the arts, and academic research, Ecopolis aims to forge connections across these disciplines on the basis of equality and open dialogue.

+ BOOK PRESENTATIONPieter Van Bogaert Grand Tour 2020To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Imagine 2020 – a European project on art and ecology, of which Kaaitheater is project leader – Pieter Van Bogaert went on a Grand Tour. He met with ten artists in the cities where they live or work: this book offers bits and pieces of their conversations.
+ LECTURE PERFORMANCEAnoek Nuyens & Rebekka de Wit Monoloog voor een consumentAnoek Nuyens and Rebekka de Wit are developing a series of pre-enactments around the current climate case against Shell.

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