A talk by David Korowicz to be given at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle/ Gateshead, UK on Fri 21 Dec 2012 at 13:30 as part of The Festival of the Apocalypse developed by artists Walker & Bromwich.
From Cascading Complexity To Systemic Collapse: A Walk Thru “Society’s Equivalent Of A Heart Attack”Zerohedge.com has just published an in-depth discussion of David Korowicz’s paper on catastropic shocks. They think it should be required reading: “everyone should be aware of what the absolutely worst case outcome may and will look like in a world in which sticking one’s head in the sand has become a religion.”
Feasta’s Brian Davey participated in a discussion on Syria and resource shortages on Collapse Cafe on September 16th, which you can view here
- Two lectures by Brian Davey, in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary.
- Comment on On the cusp of collapse: complexity, energy, and the globalised economy by Brian Epstein
- Brian Davey – Further Dangers Ahead: prioritising risk management at all levels of political economic decision making.
- Two Climate Change Presentations – Brian Davey and Professor Mark Maslin
- Will Howard: a tribute by Brian Davey
Chris Nelder’s post on the Smart Planet blog is provocative but largely omits the impact of income and wealth on resource use.
- Graham Barnes on Co-Ops & Credit Unions – A Governance Crisis?
- John Goodwillie on Co-Ops & Credit Unions – A Governance Crisis?
- Graham Barnes on Designer Currencies and Behaviour Change
- richard on Catastrophic Shocks in Complex Socio-Economic Systems—a pandemic perspective
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Michael Layden and Emer O'Siochru had a discussion about the Irish Department of Agriculture's recent document "Food Harvest 2020" - described by Michael as 'surreal' - which you can read here.
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Psychologist, Irish Times columnist and Feasta member John Sharry will be speaking on the topic “Hope in the Face of Disaster – Creating a sustainable, viable, future path for civilisation” at Social Justice Ireland’s Social Policy Conference on Tuesday November 29th. Other speakers will include István P. Székely of the European Commission and Anton Hemerijck of the VU University, Amsterdam. More information
You can now see videos from the one-day conference hosted by Feasta and Sensible Money on May 31st to explore the consequences of our malfunctioning money system and some of the proposals for its reform, replacement or supplement.
Richard Douthwaite, co-founder of Feasta and much-loved colleague and friend, died on November 14th 2011 after a long illness. We will miss his unique and far-ranging intellect, the clarity of his thought and writing, his warmth and his laughter. Tributes to him have come in from around the world and you can read them here.