Perspectives on Environment, Society and Well-being
17-23 June, 2014, Mulshi-Pune
As the world hurtles towards greater ecological devastation, inequalities, and social conflicts, a big question facing us is: are there alternative ways of meeting human needs and aspirations, without trashing the earth and without leaving half of humanity behind? Across India (as in the rest of the world), this question is being answered by a multitude of practices and initiatives, some new, some age-old, the visions and stories of which are rarely shared in dominant discourses or through mainstream media.
Situated within this context, Kalpavriksh is organising a week long monsoon course on 'Perspectives on environment, society and well-being'. The course will be an attempt to reflect on the Indian environmental history and contemporary perspectives including ideas and practices in conservation, development and governance. It will also discuss some of the existing alternative discourses in India which pay greater attention to social justice and environmental sustainability.
The course will comprise of a series of sessions focusing on sharing of experiences by people involved in research, advocacy and interventions related to these issues through discussions, readings, screenings and a field trip.
When and Where
Seven days long residential course from 17-23 June, 2014
The course is being organized by Kalpavriksh in collaboration with Mahindra College at their campus in village Khubavali, PO Paud, Taluka Mulshi, Pune 412 108.
How to join us?
Anyone interested in these issues can be a part of the course. A registration fee of Rs.6000 covers expenses of accommodation, food, course material and a field visit.
For registration or getting further information on this, please contact Shiba Desor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Meenal Tatpati at email@example.com, 0942350563709423505637. The deadline for registration is May 7, 2014.
Kalpavriksh (KV) is a voluntary group based in India, working on environmental education, research, campaigns, and direct action since 1979. For more information about the group, see http://www.kalpavriksh.org/. Our office is at Flat 5, Shri Dutta Krupa, 908, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune 411004.