Five inspiring speakers kick off the conversation by painting their picture of a green and just future. After these introductions, you are invited to take an active role in imagining the world after a green and just transition. The main outcomes of the event are visualized by artist-anthropologist Kyra Sacks. The discussion will be moderated by Laura Burgers.
Laura Burgers works as assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam on climate change litigation, rights of nature and rights of future generations. She studied law and French in Amsterdam, Paris and New York. In 2016, she started her PhD research at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Law on the democratic legitimacy of judicial lawmaking in climate justice cases. Themes within this research are (European) private law, environmental ethics and legal philosophy on democracy and the rule of law.
Ivana Isailović works as assistant professor of law at the University of Amsterdam and specializes in gender and feminist studies. She has a transnational background, and has worked and taught in various places in Europe and North America. She explains how intersectional gender inequalities are embedded in the logic of our unsustainable economies and sketches an alternative future and borrowing from materialist and queer feminisms.
Usha Natarajan is a scholar in the fields of international environmental law, migration and refugee law, and postcolonialism. Her research is interdisciplinary, utilizing postcolonial and Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) to provide an interrelated understanding of development, environment, migration and conflict.
Pippi van Ommen
Pippi van Ommen is an Environmental Justice Advocate and activist of the international protest movement Extinction Rebellion. Her grandfather worked at Shell and her parents' houseboat looks out on an office of that same oil company she opposes. The first time she was arrested and ended up in jail, she still remembers clearly: 'It felt so terribly unjust.'
Anouk Beckers is an artist, designer and researcher based in Amsterdam. She presents her fashion design for Mediametic’s Inhuman Carnaval project. When we dress ourselves as an earthworm, can we better imagine a future in which discrimination based on species no longer exists? In her work she interrogates the current fashion system where fast fashion plays an important role.
Margarita Nieves is a Colombian lawyer, PhD candidate at the University of Groningen and European Climate Pact Ambassador. With her academic research, she contributes to the fields of environmental governance and sustainability, with emphasis on the energy transition, and climate change regulation. She answers the question: what awaits the world in a carbon neutral energy system? She reflects in particular on what energy sources will dominate, what technologies will provide carbon neutral energy, and on how governments and corporations can bridge the gap between developed and developing economies.
Kyra Sacks is a visual artist and social anthropologist from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She works on both individual and collaborative artistic and ethnographic research projects, in which she strives to integrate art and social science in a way that makes pressing issues relatable and tangible. She visualizes the main outcomes of the event.
Radical Imagining of 'just & green' futures
Wednesday the 20th of July 2022
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam
Ticket (normal): €15,00
This event is co-organised and sponsored by the Sustainable Global Economic Law, an interdisciplinary research group of the University of Amsterdam.