Future Economies – a Cafe conversation with Ross Jones, of Manchester University’s sustainability forum, the Living Lab .

Friday 17 March, 7 pm, HOME,  2, Tony Wilson Place, First St, Manchester M15 4FN

 

Zoë Svendsen (director of World Factory, HOME, December 2016)  investigated alternative economics and our relationship to climate change. To do so, she  interviewed experts all over the UK   The evening began with a structured interview, and evolved into a conversation.

 

On the 17th March, Zoë Svendsen was in conversation about the future of global production networks with Ross Jones, of Manchester University’s sustainability forum, the Living Lab .

Martin Hess, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Manchester  and David Alderson, Senior Lecturer in English Literature  responded.

Zoë asked the question:

What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change?

& what would it be like to live in this future system?

 

Exploring climate change scenarios is not only about the changed landscape and atmospheric conditions of those situations, but also invites the question ‘how to live’ and brings with it the opportunity to ask the question ‘how do we want to live’?

 

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