Conference – Sustainable Living Systems and the Bogotá River

Date: 07 of june

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Place: E-207

Within the launching of the book “Alimentar las Ciudades: Territorios, actores, relaciones” (Feeding cities: territories, actors, and relationships), the Finance, Government and International Relations and the Social and Human Sciences Faculties will hold an interdisciplinary academic panel.

Life is fragile. Sustaining it depends on the ability to think and act collectively, appealing to what could be called a “non-common sense,” a different way of thinking to recognize and protect biodiversity and develop innovative interventions with a positive impact, fostering human life sustainability.

The discussion is geared to identifying the questions and possible solutions, regarding concrete options, facing a society in crisis today. In this sense, the case of the Bogotá River will be analyzed, interpreting this system as an opportunity of generation and regeneration of life beyond the picture presented to us today: a sewer line, condemned to death.

The event will be divided into four sections: an academic debate panel on life systems sustainability; a dialogue among the students of the transdisciplinary Master’s in Sustainable Living Systems and Bogotá River representatives; a conversation space for those interested in registering for the Master’s program; and, launching of the book “Alimentar las Ciudades: Territorios, actores, relaciones.”

Program:

3.00 pm

Welcome and introduction
Alejandro Martínez (Director MTSVS) and Raphael Ferbas (MTSVS Coordinator)

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Panel “Sustainable Living Systems”
Gustavo Wilches Chaux and Fabio Ballén (MTSVS Professors)

4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Panel “Bogotá River and life sustainability ”
Medardo Galindo (Fundación Humedal La Conejera), H. Judge Nelly Yolanda Villamizar de Peñaranda (TBC), and MTSVS students

5.45 pm – 6:30 pm

Dialogues on the River and the Master’s Program
Melina Angel (MTSVS Professor)

6.30 pm – 7.00 pm

Book Launching – “Alimentar las Ciudades: Territorios, actores, relaciones”

Roberto Hinestrosa Rey (FIGRI Dean), Sylvie Nail (book editor), and Alejandro Martínez (MTSVS Director)

7.00 pm – 7:30 pm

Glass of wine