In the second half of the 20th century, the concept of sustainability came to the fore in political, economic, social, and scientific discussions. The climate crisis, population growth, the depletion of non-renewable natural resources, among other factors, led all sectors of society on a global scale to ask themselves: how to satisfy the needs of our species in the present, without irreversibly affecting our planet or the quality of life of future generations. The discourses and practices of sustainability were nourished by contributions from different disciplines and geographical contexts. The discourses and practices that have emerged in Latin America have brought about a whole current of proposals to approach but also to question notions of sustainability and, particularly, sustainable development. During this workshop, various aspects of the discourses and practices of sustainability in Latin America will be discussed in a local, national, and global context.
University of Bern, May 25 & 26 2023
Location: UniS, A -119 and via Zoom