Don’t panic! The universe is pretty large and intergalactic travel can get quite tiresome. Perhaps one of the most tiresome areas to navigate is the Capitalist economy of the planet Earth (in the Solar System). In an attempt to save countless hours of your life, this guide is designed to give you access to the capitalist planet without having to commodify yourself, your values, time or your loved ones!
Our guides for the evening:
Peter (PJ) Holtum is an ‘Australian Postgraduate Award’ RHD student with first class honours undertaking a PhD in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland. His research areas include sociology, philosophy and political science. His current research project is an empirical investigation into the construction of worker identity and its effect on creativity, productivity and agency in contemporary globalised workplaces.
James Ribeiro Duthie is a sociologist and PhD candidate in the school of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland. He holds a masters in Social Development with a major in International Social Development from UNSW, as well as a Masters in Environmental Management with a major in Sustainable Development from UQ. He has worked and traveled extensively in the global south, as in international Development, as an adventure tour guide and a down and out vagabond, where his experiences helped form a passion for the study of social and ecological systems and how they interrelate, especially in the context of sustainability. He is interested in food and food systems, in particular the social-ecological aspects of urban agriculture and its potential to be used in the transition towards a sustainable and just society.
When: Tuesday the 25th of February, 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
Where: Car park under the Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary St, West End.
Interesting talk; terrible hangover.