|2 May 2023||17:00 - 19:00||Online|
- Sabaheta Ramčilović-Suominen (Associate research professor in international forest policy and governance, and Academy of Finland Research Fellow)
- Emiliano Cabrera Rocha (PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)
Crises produce new ideas. The increasing awareness of the entwinement of ecological and economic crises has produced and continues to produce multiple future visions of the economy, society, and nature. Recent proposals to launch ‘bioeconomies’—sustainable economies based on biological resources—are among the visions that are gaining traction at present. In this online session, Professor of International Forest Policy and Governance, Sabaheta Ramčilović-Suominen and human geography PhD candidate Emiliano Cabrera Rocha will explore the futures envisioned by the proponents of the so-called ‘bioeconomy’.
About the speakers
Sabaheta Ramčilović-Suominen is an associate research professor in international forest policy and governance, and Academy of Finland Research Fellow. Her work focuses on politics, hegemony and sociological justice in the context of global forest bioeconomy. More broadly, her interests include just socioecological transformations, decoloniality and postgrowth futures.
Emiliano Cabrera Rocha is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. His doctoral research examines the construction of the ‘standing-forest bioeconomy’ in the Brazilian Amazon. During 2021-2022, he conducted fieldwork in Brazil, observing bioeconomy events and interviewing civil servants, CEO’s and entrepreneurs, indigenous activists and scientists.