Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Emancipating Transformations: from controlling ‘the transition’ to culturing plural radical progress” by Professor Andrew Stirling, on Thursday 23rd June (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street) at 4.00pm.
Emancipating Transformations: from controlling ‘the transition’ to culturing plural radical progress
Professor Andrew Stirling, University of Sussex
Global environment policy reverberates with increasingly ambitious aims to ‘take control’ of planetary systems. Democracy is portrayed as a ‘failure’, a ‘luxury’, or ‘an enemy of nature’, which must be ‘put on hold’. Familiar rhetorics of incumbency insist there is ‘no alternative’ to compliance, other than irrational denial and existential doom. Yet it can be recognised from the history of ‘Sustainability’ and wider issues, that emancipatory struggle is typically the main means by which to achieve ambitiously progressive transformation. In this view, concentrated power and fallacies of control are actually more problems than solutions. This talk will explore some of the key – rather important – implications
The seminar will take place in room C1, in the George Begg Building on Sackville Street– number 17 on the map here- http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/maps/interactive-map/?id=14
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