The purpose of the talks about “Utopia(s) reloaded: Science, activism and the techno-eco-social transformation” we are preparing for 26-28 October 2023 is to raise awareness of the scientific basis on which action can be effective in overcoming the current polycrisis. These talks are intended to explore the paradigm changes needed to transform our societies.
These days the APCC Special Report Strukturen für ein klimafreundliches Leben has been published as book. The idea is that appealing to individual responsibility is not enough. What is needed is structural change.
Here you can download the report: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-662-66497-1#toc
GSIS was involved in the making of the report (https://gsis.at/category/project/climate-friendly-living/).
Climate-friendly living is not only part of a utopia that shall avoid to be confronted with a dystopia but it is also part of the transformation of society that shall realise that utopia. It is another paradigm change.
The group “Letzte Generation” in Austria resumed its protest actions after a short summer break, backed by Scientists for Future Austria. On Friday, 15 September 2023, when climate protest actions happened around the globe, several tens of thousands of people joined the protests in Austria. “Fridays for Future Wien” and “System Change, not Climate Change” are partners of our “Utopia(s) reloaded” event.