In order to make radical change we often need to analyze things from a new perspective. The science that investigates the reality of our surroundings is geography, and this is our starting point: putting political borders into the background and highlighting the primacy of the ecological sphere and the relationship between humanity and nature.
In the opening conference of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020 we consider new geographies, alternatives to the current model of social and economic development, and possible futures.
We’re joined by some academic experts on these theme: Franco Farinelli, former Professor of Geography at the Universities of Bologna and Professor at the Universities of Geneva, Los Angeles (UCLA), Berkeley (UCB) and the Sorbonne in Paris; Paul Collier, Director of the International Growth Centre (IGC), an economic research center based at the London School of Economics, and author of The Future of Capitalism and The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It; Virginie Raisson, an analyst of international relations specializing in geopolitics, Director of the French research center Lépac, and author of Atlas of the World’s Futures.
Moderator: Davide Papotti, professor of cultural geography at the University of Parma.
The conference will be free to view on this platform and on our social media channels.
Event languages: IT, EN, PT, ES, FR