This final seminar begins with feedback on the preceding seminars in the series. There will be a sessions on economic transitions and activism. This will be followed by a debate between proponents of very different transition strategies and tactics, including those who propose working with the state, those who view the state as antithetic to sustainability, and those attempting to operate ‘beneath the radar’. The day will conclude with open space discussion of responses to the seminar series. In the evening, Paul Chatterton will give a presentation on the development of the Low-Impact Living Affordable Community (LILAC) in Leeds.
Confirmed speakers and panelists include:
- Paul Chatterton (University of Leeds) on LILAC (Low-Impact Living Affordable Community) in Leeds
- Naresh G. Giangrande (Transition Totnes)
- Richard Hawkins (Public Interest Research Centre)
- Molly Scott-Cato (University of Roehampton) on the Economics of Transition
The time spent at CAT will also afford seminar participants the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of ‘Britain’s major centre for environmental inspiration and courses’. Tailored to the themes of the seminar series, the tour will chart CAT’s last quarter century at the forefront of practices of alternative living. There will also be the chance to tour the innovative Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) building with a guide to explain the sustainability of its architecture.
The full programme and timetable for the event can be downloaded here: CAT Transitions programme B.
To reserve a place please email Kelvin Mason MasonK4@cardiff.ac.uk including any dietary requirements.
We have a very limited number of travel / accommodation bursaries available for postgraduate / unwaged participants or people without access to funding for such activity. These will be decided according to your best fit with the purpose of the workshop/ seminar. To request a bursary please contact Jenny Pickerill (email@example.com) specifying your status and (briefly) the reasons for your request. Decisions will be made after 11th June. So please ensure that your request arrives before that date. We will not be able to consider late applications.”
Organisers: Kelvin Mason (Cardiff University), Lotte Reimer (CAT), Alex Haxeltine (UAE)