WORKSHOP: Paradoxes of sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest
Sustainable Fashion Materials in the Amazon is the core topic of the workshop at the University of Amsterdam on 26th January 2021
I am humble to offer the WORKSHOP Paradoxes of sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest: practical and theoretical challenges of Modernity applied to the case of the “vegetable leather”, on 26th January 2021, at the Conference on Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals. The event is organized by the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam. The workshop is free of charge.
Paradoxes of sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest: practical and theoretical challenges of Modernity applied to the case of the “vegetable leather”
26th January 2021
10:30 – 12:00 (Amsterdam timezone)
Luciana dos Santos Duarte
PhD Researcher in Development Studies at International Institute of Social Studies (Erasmus University of Rotterdam) and in Production Engineering (Federal University of Minas Gerais – Brazil)
This workshop brings the case study of the value chain of the “vegetable leather” in the Amazon rainforest, a material produced by rubber tappers and indigenous people, and sold to Hermès. We aim to understand how the logics of Modernity and Coloniality (in the name of Sustainability) have organized many stakeholders in an innovation ecosystem, despite all the challenges of the forest (communication, logistics, lack of electricity, semi analphabetism, etc). At the end, the participants will brainstorm together a list of requirements (briefing) to create a new paradigm for “sustainable development” in the Amazon.
Yes, I am planning to interact with the participants, as this is the purpose of a workshop. The idea is that we do a:
- Group discussion about the paradoxes of sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest, focusing in the challenges for businesses/projects, the logics of Modernity and Coloniality in the name of sustainability;
- Brainstorm together a list of requirements (briefing) to create a new paradigm for sustainable development in the Amazon.
The participants will write their ideas in a virtual canvas.
The Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) of the University of Amsterdam cordially invites you to the third Conference on Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals, taking place on the 26th and 27th of January. This edition focusses on SDG4: inclusive education for all. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the conference will largely be held online (and live-streamed!). Registration is free of charge and now possible at our website.
During this conference, you will have the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers and participate in various panel sessions in which the complex relationship between education and development is discussed in different formats (workshops, panels, roundtables and more). Overall, the conference provides a space to discuss the relevance of SDG4, and its related targets and indicators, as well as develop a better understanding of the toolbox that is used to further its achievement.