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Talk - Sustainable Global Economy LIMITED

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Jean-Luc PIERITE, The Fab Foundation
Indigenous Peoples and a Sustainable Global Economy: Tunica Brigadier at the Portage de la Croix

Nearly a century prior to the Louisiana Purchase, our Tunica Nation arrived at the confluence of the Mississippi and Red Rivers. This geographic crossroads signified a period of economic diplomacy with the emergent French colony. Cahura-Joligo, titled “Brigadier of the Red Armies,” was recognized as quite rich in material wealth. Under his leadership, the Tunica cultivated nation-to-nation relationships through accommodation while remaining socially, culturally, and ceremonially distinct.

As we observe the New Orleans Tricentennial, there are many challenges facing a Mississippi Delta Region such as digital disparities, and coastal erosion coupled with rising sea levels that create climate change refugee communities. As the language and culture Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana reawakens in the 21st century, sustainable development through ancestral and traditional ecological knowledge is amplified through the use of digital technologies.

This talk will explore the historical role of Indigenous nations in the global economy. We will then discuss the fundamental importance of Indigenous consultation and participation in global sustainable development.

David Li, Jason HILGEFORD , Land and Civilization Compositions , Founder
The Fab Village | The Fab Village [Ningde, China]

The disruptive developments of dispersed infrastructure frames a moment in time where we can fundamentally reconceive of how we make, fund, and even conceptualize the world that surrounds us and how we engage with the possibilities of a new Autonomous Ruralism

Cities began as a simple collection of individuals sharing common elements. They have slowly evolved to include megageopolitical networks. These systems have been manifested by large, far reaching governmental and corporate built forms. With the emergence of dispersed infrastructural realities [mobiles, pvs, drones, etc], we stand at a disruptive moment – where the assumed reliance of human habitat upon top down forms is in question.

Our current reality of global capitalism has left our rural lands behind. Whether the vacancies of Italy, villagers in China, or small town America; the challenges facing the rural have yet to be resolved. But there are hints in constellation urbanism for alternative futures for our rural habitats. The necessity for greater logistical, ecological, and economical connections in these places to our new global reality can be seen in dispersed infrastructures and accompanying Autonomous Urbanisms. A new form of interdependent individuality is possible.

Thomas ERMACORA , Machines Room , Founder, Creative & Strategic Director

The role of localised manufacturing and hardware start up clusters to regenerate cities and prepare communities for a graceful 4th industrial revolution’

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Founder, Creative & Strategic Director, Machines Room
Thomas Ermacora: Futurist, Architect/Urbanist and technology angel, Founder of Clear Village, Machines Room, Laudato Si Challenge Vatican Accelerator and advisor to WEF, Xprize and G7 on digital society.
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Founder, Land and Civilization Compositions
Jason Hilgefort studied at the University of British Columbia and the University of Cincinnati. He has worked with Peter Calthorpe, Rahul Mehrotra, Maxwan, and ZUS. He lead Maxwan’s competition victories in Helsinki, Basel, Kiev, Brussels, Ostrava, Hannover, and Lithuania before... Read More →
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David LI

The Fab Village [Ningde, China]
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Logistics & Communications Manager, The Fab Foundation
Fab Foundation global supply chain manager, Tunica-Biloxi of Louisiana cultural activist, and North American Indian Center of Boston president

Friday July 13, 2018 18:00 - 19:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - CINEMA