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Termin: 23.10.2019 Uhrzeit: 18:15 - 19:45 ( Mittwoch )

Socially useful production: transforming industries in past, present, and future?

Referent/in: Prof. Dr. Adrian Smith

International Lecture of Economic Geography

Confronting industrial restructuring and economic disruption in the 1970s and 1980s, a movement of workers in the UK proposed ‘socially useful production’ as an alternative development path. The emblematic ‘Lucas Plan’ inspired human-centred prototyping, anticipated democratic working practices and socialised markets, and sought institutional commitments to social justice and environmental sustainability.

Today, Industry 4.0 presents another transformation in manufacturing, raising issues familiar to the movement for socially useful production. Prototyping today happens in many distributed and connected spaces, like makerspaces, commons-based platforms, and grassroots innovation networks. But what about their political and economic capacity to go beyond prototyping?

Drawing upon empirical research into makerspaces and grassroots innovation, the aim in the Lecture is to identify enduring themes in prototyping for sustainability.

Zielgruppe: Studenten, Professoren, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter, Mitarbeiter aus Technik und Verwaltung
Alternative/weitere Zielgruppe Schüler
Öffentliche Veranstaltung: Ja
Ort: Geographisches Institut
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Raum: Alfred-Philippson-Hörsaal
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Veranstalter: Geographisches Institut der Universität Bonn