Gestation: Ecologies

This event is part of the IAS Annual Theme 2023-24 - Gestation: Bodies, Technologies, Ecologies, Justice.

There is an African proverb that says that “it takes a village to raise a child”. This roundtable will propose a reflection about gestation from the perspective of carrying and caring, accentuating the idea of a lasting process that is not limited or circumscribed to pregnancy and birth, and that encompasses a collective engagement with the generation and protection of life. From Indigenous and grassroots perspectives to socio-economic, political and emotional aspects, the speakers will reflect upon the reciprocal influence between human communities and their context in the development of decent and dignified living conditions, something that will touch the design of public policies coherent with these purposes. 

Dr Ana Cristina Suzina (ICMI, LUL)  

Featuring IAS Visiting Fellows: 
Dr Lindsay Jane Barnes (Jan Chetna Manch Bokaro) 
Dr Luiza Prado (Weibel Fellow — Vienna University of Applied Arts) 
Dr Åsa Virdi Kroik (Boska publishing house)

Plus guest speaker: 
Professor Barry Bogin (SSEHS, LU) 

Lunch will be served in between this event and the next one, Gestation: Justice, which starts at 1pm.

This event is hybrid format, please use the required booking button at the bottom of the page to choose either in-person or online attendance.

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