Call for Abstracts: Concurrent crisis and sustainable futures: Global Extractivisms and Alternatives - October 20-23, 2020, University of Helsinki
The Global Extractivisms and Alternatives Initiative (EXALT) is a new international network of scholars, activists, and policymakers dedicated to collaboration and knowledge creation around the pressing crises stemming from extractivist policies and practices. At the EXALT Initiative 2020 conference we seek to draw together diverse critical analyses of the phenomena of global extractivisms and the myriad alternatives being actively pursued in both theory and practice. It is the intention of this conference to contribute to, expand, and deepen the concept of extractivism and the role of alternatives beyond the conventional usage connected to natural resources.
The upcoming conference "Concurrent crisis and sustainable futures: Global Extractivisms and Alternatives" is a two day conference with six scientific sessions. We hope to catalyze and facilitate inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration, and welcome proposals from researchers of all academic career-levels. Please read instructions for the submission below.
To present your work in the conference please submit an abstract on your research (max 500 words without references, as a pdf). In you submission please state clearly, which thematic track you wish to participate in and whether you wish to do an oral presentation or a poster presentation. The abstract should include the key research questions, theoretical underpinnings, empirical foundations (if applicable) and expected contributions to the discussions of the selected theme.
The conference also offers space for a variety of methods of making and talking science. Therefore we welcome submissions of alternative ways of examining and discussing the conference themes, outside of the traditional powerpoint-presentation form (for example sessions which include participatory elements and creative and/or artistic presentations).
Deadline for submissions is on April 6th
Submit your abstract via this link.
Below you can find the thematic tracks of the conference.
As many of us are seeing our lives changed by COVID-19 and the measures taken to stop the pandemic, the most important thing right now is to take care of ourselves and each other. In addition, we believe there is great value in continuing the important dialogue for a more sustainable and just world. As the EXALT 2020 conference is in October and still many months away, we are continuing with the planning and will keep the Call for Abstracts open. In the meantime, the EXALT coordination team continues to closely follow the development of the situation and will make further decisions accordingly as needed.