SCI Festival 2019 - Save the date
|Starts:||14:00 5 Dec 2019|
|Ends:||19:00 5 Dec 2019|
|What is it:||Forum|
|Organiser:||Sustainable Consumption Institute|
|Speaker:||Corin Bell, Euan Mills , Martine Postma , Magid Magid - to be confirmed|
The Sustainable Consumption Institute will hold a half-day event to celebrate over a decade of cutting edge research and to launch a new research agenda marking our next phase as an institute. The theme is 'Materialising sustainabilities, reimagining futures', which captures our aims to both deepen and extend our thinking about the urgent socio-technical and political challenges of our time. The event will involve a series of short talks about ideas, practices, strategies and innovations for changing dominant modes of provision and moving towards more sustainable societies. The speakers will include academics working in the SCI and high profile guests drawn from the policy, enterprise and activist sectors. Their talks will be pitched to an interested lay audience and designed to provoke discussion and debate. The event will be followed by a wine reception.
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Role: Founder & Director
Organisation: Open Kichen MCR formely Real Junk Food Manchester
Biography: Founder and Director of social enterprise Open Kitchen MCR (formerly Real Junk Food Manchester). Areas of work include food waste, social inclusion, plastic free / waste reduction, and more general work around sustainability.
Role: Head of Digital Planning
Organisation: Future Cities Catapul
Biography: Euan is an Urban Designer with 16 years’ experience working in the built environment industry. He spent 6 years providing design advice to the Mayor of London and his planning team, and contributed towards a number of key planning policy and research documents. Before this he worked at Urban Initiatives developing master plans and regeneration strategies for public and private sector. Euan has also set up the Chatsworth Road Neighbourhood Forum and Traders and Residents Association.
Organisation: Repair Cafe
Biography: Martine Postma is a Dutch environmentalist and former journalist, best known for creating the concept of Repair Café. She organised the first Repair Café in Amsterdam in 2009 and has been spreading the concept worldwide ever since.Today, there are over 1900 Repair Cafés, in 35 countries, spread over six continents, this truly is a global movement. In 2018, the combined efforts of Repair Cafés around the world managed to save an estimated 350,000 kilos of waste from landfills.
Magid Magid - to be confirmed
Organisation: Green Party
Biography: Magid, who came to the UK aged five as a refugee from Burao in northern Somalia (now in Somaliland), is an activist and politician. He was the first ethnic Somali, the youngest-ever, and the first Green Party councillor to hold the role, and spent 12 months as deputy lord mayor. He studied zoology and marine biology at the University of Hull, becoming the president of the student union. At 28, he was the youngest person ever to hold the ceremonial title of Lord Mayor of Sheffield and served on this capacity from May 2018 to May 2019. In May 2019, he was elected to the European Parliament as Green Party MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber.
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