An event at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, 12 July 2014
More information: wysingartscentre.org/archive/events/futurecamp_3_the_way_we_live_now/2014
The Event Programme
The environments we live in, be they man-made or natural, are essential to our future development, and possibly our survival. The design and construction methods of the places and spaces we inhabit affect our physical and psychological experience by framing the way we live, alongside their long-term sustainability and impact on the environment. These methods are therefore inextricable from the social, political and environmental eco-systems we inhabit.
The increasing lack of affordable socially and economically viable alternatives has led to many people being unable to sustain a reasonable standard of living. As such, what are the alternative ways of living and who will propose and instrumentalise these?
With contributions from Dr Richard Barbrook, Louise Carver, David Raymond Conroy, Prof Ian Hodge and Dr Isaac Marrero-Guillamónand Ben Vickers.
12:00 Introduction from Wysing Curators Kathy Noble and Gareth Bell Jones
12:10 Dr Isaac Marrero-Guillamón, lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths College will present a talk entitled London’s Olympic Re-Development: Legal Architectures, Grand Narratives and Disobedient Artifacts.
12:40 Prof Ian Hodge, Professor of Rural Economics at the Department of Land Economy at University of Cambridge, will reflect on the way in which environmental issues are discussed in terms of ecosystems services and the implications of valuations and payments for ecosystems services approaches.
13:35 Dr Richard Barbrook, senior lecturer in the department of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages at University of Westminster, will present a talk updating his 1995 essay The Californian Ideology on the eve of its twentieth anniversary.
15:05 Louise Carver is a doctoral researcher with the Leverhulme Centre for the Study of Value, and based in the Department of Geography, Environment and Development studies, at Birkbeck College. Carver will discuss the framing and narratives that sustain the idea of biodiversity as amenable to market based values and those that offer scope to articulate alternatives.
14:25 Open discussion chaired by Gareth Bell-Jones
15:05 Futurecamp residency artist David Raymond Conroy presents a performance lecture investigating analysis paralysis within behavioural economics.
15:25 Ben Vickers, co-founder of the unMonastery and Curator of Digital at Serpentine Gallery will present a talk focusing on the unMonastery, an ambitious and radical response to the challenge of bridging the gap between working to make a living and working to make meaning.