International conference: Transforming Sustainability
On 20 September, a conference on transformation of sustainability will be carried out in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference examines the meaning and relevance of sustainability in relation to contemporary socio-cultural, economic and environmental issues.
The questions that contributors aim to untangle are:
- How do people experience and value sustainability as a global trend, personal attitude and survival strategy?
- How does the lack of a common perspective on sustainability prevent future social and cultural transformations?
- Can we define sustainability as a dominant concept for universal social development or do we need to transform its meaning and adapt it to new social, cultural, and economic dilemmas?
- Can sustainable lifestyle and practices, such as recycling, organic food production, and responsible energy use, actually improve our health and subjective well-being?
Special emphasis at the conference is placed on mobility, energy consumption, waste management, agriculture, and gardening, as well as other human activities and practices that have a significant impact on the planet and wellbeing of current and future societies.
Time: 20 September 2019, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Hall of the Geographical Museum, Gosposka ulica 16, Ljubljana
Organised by: Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology & Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Slovenia; Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Centre for Research in Social Inequalities and Sustainability, Croatia
Organising Committee: Dan Podjed, Lana Peternel, Katarina Polajnar Horvat, Saša Babič, Tatiana Bajuk Senčar, Mona Menets
This conference is a result of the "Invisible Life of Waste" project. The organisers acknowledge the project (ID: J6-9364) is financially supported by the Slovenian Research Agency.