BEYOND CRISIS conference

Beyond Crisis Workshop Jam

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 (CEST / UTC+2h): Workshop Jam of the Beyond Crisis conference: 20+ diverse workshops in parallel on specific thematic threads (max. 13 participants each). Inscription to the workshops opens from Friday morning on and closes on Friday, 21:00. Please inscribe via this form before 21:00.

All workshops will generate diverse outcomes. As a common denominator, we ask all workshops to come up with 3 actions. These will be shared in the final session, 17:00 – 19:30, where each workshop in 3 minutes presents their 3 actions.

Here is the list of all workshops. Some are facilitated by specific persons, others are self-facilitated and follow a simple process. In each is a person taking visual notes in each workshop. We are still looking some more volunteers for this. If you can help taking notes using (simple and quick to learn) please write to us now. You will get an introduction on Friday, 15:00.

Learning from the crisis

Grassroots solidarity

Power Relations in and beyond the Crisis

Essential Systemic Services

Corona crisis / Climate crisis — learnings?

Alternative Production / Rediscovering the pleasures of analogue

New desires, new priorities – what really matters

Strategic Thinking & Positioning

Reboot: Going beyond system malfunction
By Alastair Fuad-Luke / Unibz

Will the real transformation designer stand up please?
By Raz Godelnik / Parsons School of Design – The New School & Peter Friedrich Stephan, Academy of Media Arts
We will focus on the HOW questions of transformation, working with the DEFT framework, the ConcernCanvas and other tools to help us figure out HOW to make transformation happen.
A collection of tools for Transformation Design by Peter Friedrich Stephan; Sustainability-as-unusual tools and frameworks and the DEFT framework by Raz Godelnik; Corona Redesign – A Pre-Manifesto by Godelnik & Stephan.

Democracy & governance

Cities beyond Growth: Urban Struggles as Points of Leverage for Solidary Re-Localization
By Anton Brokow-Loga / ILA Kollektiv, Bauhaus University Weimar
Does the crisis open new windows of opportunity for the design of urban spaces and societies? The session starts with a short input on the concept of Degrowth Cities and their its possible relevance in the current situation of crisis. We will then collectively collect both new ideas and threats and use the ILA transformation matrix to cluster these approaches. The session ends with identifying next steps and leverage points as places to intervene.

Strengthening and forming alliances

Science, Politics, Citizens – effective cooperation

Scaling strategic actions

Framings, images and narratives for transformation

Agendas for action – Things to fight for and against

Diverse Economies Resource Fund
By Bianca Elzenbaumer / Brave New Alps and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow / Eurac Research, Martina Dandolo / Magari and Flora Mammana / La Foresta
With many eco-social designers already hit by the economic recession provoked by the lockdown, we want to figure out how not to panic. During the workshop we will explore how to get organised in solidarity networks in order to be able to use this rupture created by Covid-19 to propel actions for socio-ecological transformations.

Control & surveillance
By Julia Scher /  KHM Cologne and Jennifer Schubert / Unibz
In times of the current crisis, things changed quickly and without control of citizens: drones are set up to surveil individuals, the usage of monitoring app is required to leave „red zones“ or telephone data gets sold by companies to governments. In this workshop, we will compare the various types of surveillance, identified by Gary Marx (MIT) back in 1986, with the current developments and reflect what the possibilities are to change the current situation into a preferred one.

A just green new deal
By Sonia Gantioler, Eurac Research


Working with care & resilience

Emancipatory digitalization
By Felix Egle
Digital tools to organise and inform play a crucial role in the COVID 19 crisis. From pop-ups on most popular media outlets to homeschooling and teams that can continue to cooperate over distance, we experience a massive shift to the digital realm of social and professional practices. In the session, we have the chance to exchange on the emancipatory potential of technology from our individual perspectives and try to distil potential for further action and development. Can we empower ourselves from within? And if yes, how specifically?

Universal basic income & welfare
By Andrea Fumagalli
The Covid-19 health emergency can be an opportunity, in the tragedy, to experiment new forms of welfare policies more adequate to the collective needs. The first node is how to guarantee income stability during the lock-down of most productive activity. What do we mean about basic income, which kind of relationship with labour activity, how can it be financed?
The Unconditional Basic Income as Primary Income: Towards a Remuneration of Social Cooperation by Andrea Fumagalli

Post-corona South Tyrol

Rethinking food systems

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