February 17, 2018
You are invited to join an exploration of lifeways motivated by desire for human and ecological health, harmony, pleasure, community, and sovereignty. Over the past century, people and places across Latin America have been shaped by national and international efforts toward “development,” conceived as economic growth and assimilation of western institutions and lifestyles. Concomitant loss of biological and cultural diversity, together with increasing environmental degradation and climate change, provoke new appreciation of radically diverse paths toward wellbeing. In sync with Latin American Studies Association 2018 theme Latin American Studies in a Globalized World, we consider local visions and practices in the context of south-south conversations and south-north learning and power relations.
Speakers include Ecuadorian ecological economist Alberto Acosta; Colombian anthropologist Arturo Escobar; Indian environmentalist Ashish Kothari; Ecuadorian feminist Silvia Vega Ugalde; Argentine co-founder of Alternautas, Adrien Beling; UF alumna geographer Diane Rocheleau; Senior Fellow at Worldwatch Institute Erik Assadourian; University of Puerto Rico Environmental Planner, Gustavo García-López, and many more.