16.09.2009 | Consuming Landscapes: Conflict, appropriation and extractive resources

Rundtisch und Diskussion
am Mittwoch, 16. September 2009,
um 15:00h,
im BICC, An der Elisabethkirche 25, 53113 Bonn.
(in englischer Sprache)

On Wednesday, 16 September, BICC invites to a talk and discussion on “Consuming Landscapes: Conflict, appropriation and extractive resources” (in English) with Dr Daniel Franks, Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia.

In this talk he will analyze the political, social, and ecological transformations that accompany the inter-societal appropriation of natural resources and introduce the concept of ‘landscape consumption’ to help to explain such change. Landscape consumption relates not only to the resources directly sought by dominant social groups but also to the consequent deterioration of the social and biophysical landscapes of which the resources were a part.

Dr Frank’s research background traverses the political, social and earth sciences, with a particular focus on the socio-environmental change that accompanies the extraction of natural resources.

Susanne Heinke, BICC spokesperson (phone: 0228/911 96- 44, pr@bicc.de)