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Thursday, July 12 • 11:00 - 12:00
REVERSIBLE: Is our current productive model reversible? can we change its logics? - SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DECOLONISATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Reversing current production processes is difficult because most of the products we consume today were never designed with their end of life in mind. Society is beginning to question this approach; high-tech firms are asking for forgiveness for their strategies on planned obsolescence. Governments are making laws about ecology and circular economy and the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ slogan has been embedded into the global consciousness. The Fab City initiative is progressing this cultural shift, questioning how circularity can be practiced in the city at all levels; from the architectural and planned elements to the way we live as part of it.

Reversible: Social justice and decolonisation in the digital age

Digital technologies have the potential to create network effects in a click or a second, at a global scale. But what happens when they increase inequality or suppress basic human rights? How are we going to enable the scaling of civic rights and justice for all?

Moderator: Carlos MORENO
  • Francesca BRIA (digital civic rights)

  • Ron EGLASH (generative justice for technology decolonisation) 
  • Saadi LAHLOU (social psychology)

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Francesca BRIA

Chief Technology And Digital Innovation Officer, (IT) Barcelona City Council
Francesca Bria is Senior Researcher and Advisor on Technology and Innovation policy. She has a PhD in Innovation Economics for Imperial College, London and MSc on Digital Economy from University of London, Birbeck. As Senior Programme Lead at Nesta, the UK Innovation Agency, she has... Read More →
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Ron Eglash

Professor Of Science And Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ron is a Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.His books include African Fractals: modern computing and indigenous design and Appropriating Technology: vernacular science and social power.Collaborating with indigenous communities, urban artisans... Read More →
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Chair In Social Psychology, (FR) London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor Saadi Lahlou is Chair in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He directed 4 research units (in Consumer Research, Sociology of Organizations, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology).He has worked in industry R&D for 15 years, in government... Read More →
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Co-Founder & Scientific Director “Entrepreneurship, Territory, Innovation” Chair, (FR) Paris1 - Pantheon Sorbonne University
Born in Colombia in 1959, Carlos Moreno arrived in France at the age of 20. He is now Professor of Universities, international expert of the human Smart City and Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honor. An exceptional career that this humanist scientist likes to describe as a "path... Read More →

Thursday July 12, 2018 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
Parc de la Villette - LA GRAND HALLE