After Extractivism – Workshops of the Berliner Gazette Annual Conference
October 13 @ 10:00 - October 15 @ 18:30
The Berliner Gazette (BG) 2022 project AFTER EXTRACTIVISM launches its intervention at a critical juncture: Economic and ecological crises are increasingly devastatingly intertwined and fuel each other – an ecological-economic complex (or rather: vicious circle) that produces pandemics, extreme weather events, the slow violence of climate catastrophe, and outright wars.
Against this backdrop, the Berliner Gazette’s annual conference 2022 edition “After Extractivism” asks:
How can we wager our future on the legacies and claims of those who – in the past as in the present – have been plunged into existential hardship by the ecological-economic complex? And how can we make such struggles a source of inspiration for a common cause?
Undoubtedly the heart of the Berliner Gazette (BG) conference, five workshops will be looking for answers to these questions. Bringing together activists, researchers, and cultural workers from more than 20 countries, the workshops will take place in parallel on October 13, 14, and 15 at the Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte in Berlin.
The workshops will take different thematic approaches to tackling the ecological-economic complex. The titles are: “Rebooting Eco-Justice,” “Algorithmic Mindset,” “Disarming Resource Wars,” “Climate and Tech Politics,” “Post-1989 Lessons.” Read the descriptions here: https://after-extractivism.berlinergazette.de.
The workshops will feature a number of selected guests who have been invited by the conference organizers. Additional participants are able to apply via an open call for registration. More info here: https://after-extractivism.berlinergazette.de
The workshops are part of the BG conference AFTER EXTRACTIVISM taking place on October 13, 14, and 15, 2021 in cooperation with Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte. The conference will be funded by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb, Schwingenstein Foundation, and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. Outreach partners include AthensLive, Common Ecologies, Data Politics Lab, Furtherfield, Harun Farocki Institut, Institute of Network Cultures, Kuda.org, LeftEast, Mediapart, NON, Supermarkt, and Transnational Institute.