TRAFOBIT members Frans Hermans and Milad Abbasiharofteh co-organise a session with colleagues from Orkestra (Spain), Lund University (Sweden), University of Bremen and University of Greifswald (Germany) at the GeoInno conference in Stavanger (Norway). This session title is ‘what role does the bioeconomy play in the transformation of regions towards sustainable development’ and focusesses on the relevance of bioeconomy in the context of innovation studies.
Milad Abbasiharofteh will present a poster ‘Driving forces of invention in European regions: a network approach’ and delivers a talk on ‘The rise and fall of typical and atypical bioeconomy patents’ at the upcoming network science conference in Tokyo. Milad underlines the significance of co-inventor relations and the structural properties of such a network regarding learning and future innovative activities.
Mauricio Torres will give a presentation on the political and economic backgrounds of the fires and growing deforestation in the amazon area. He will talk about the situation of the heterogeneous local population and the social movements and will give a summary about the socio-ecological consequnces of the first year of the Bolsonaro government.
Pesticides offer “food for thought” in understanding various dimensions of food inequalities: environmental chemical contamination and health problems affecting farm workers and nearby communities, environmental racism, the loss of biodiversity, and the contribution to climate change through fossil-fuel-based chemicals. Struggles around pesticides are characterized by knowledge asymmetries vis-à-vis- its safety and gendered politicisation, as women usually assume the burden to care for the sick and fight contamination. Global inequalities are expressed in the fact that most of the hazardous pesticides are prohibited in its producing countries but sold in developing ones. This workshop will discuss research findings of Larissa Bombardi, Renato Balbim and Renata Motta. We will examine the possibilities of interdisciplinary research on pesticides and beyond.
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The presentation aims to introduce the main ideas surrounding ongoing research on police violence in Brazil. It starts by presenting the current situation of police violence in Rio de Janeiro, focusing on recent shifts and the specificity of the state in relation to the rest of the country. This serves as a background to present an analytical hypothesis of the criminological meaning of police violence in the country, positing that (1) legal and illegal punishment are just two sides of the same phenomenon; and (2) State violence plays a special role in the (re)production of racial difference as means of disciplining the workforce.
Der Vortrag beleuchtet aus einer intersektionalen Gender-Perspektive einerseits, wie koloniale Hierarchien mit Geschlechterhierarchien verwoben sind. Dabei greift der Vortrag auf Konzepte wie „Kolonisierung als Ver-Geschlechtlichung“ (Boatca), die „Kolonialität von Gender“ (Lugones) und „dekolonialen Feminismus“ (Mohanty) zurück. Daran anknüpfend diskutiert der Vortrag, wie postkoloniale und dekoloniale Ansätze aus einer feministischen Perspektive produktiv erweitert werden können, um verschiedene Ungleichheitsachsen zusammenzudenken und vice versa.