The Collective’s 2019 Colloquium was held in Brussels on the theme of “Socio-ecological transitions: making space for the foundational”. The event was sponsored by Cosmopolis- Centre of Urban Research at the Free University, Building Brussels and Cities of Making and the organiser Sarah de Boeck put together a full programme over the two days of 9 and 10th September which featured plenaries by distinguished academics, presentations by collective members and by guest academics and practitioners engaged with making space for foundational activities in urban places.
New foundational thinking
Foundational economy and place
The 2018 Foundational Economy Colloquium on Social Innovation in the Foundational Economy was held on September 5th at Cardiff University and on September 6th in the Steelworks General Offices at Ebbw Vale.
Here are slides and text which give some of the papers from the Cardiff sessions headed by the plenary from Oriol Estela Barnet head of strategic planning at Barcelona; and below are some presentations and notes of discussion from the Ebbw Vale sessions on care, regeneration and procurement
Plenary: Oriol Estela Barnet (PEMB) “On Barcelona’s first steps towards a foundational strategy” Cardiff Sept 2018
Regional economies: Adam Leaver (Sheffield) “The financialization of property and the diseconomies of agglomeration”Cardiff Sept 2018; Andreas Novy and Leonhard Plank (TU Vienna) “Intermediary institutions in Austria and Vienna” Novy Cardiff sept 2018
Cities: Sarah de Boeck, David Bassens and Michael Ryckewaert (VUB Brussels) “Making space for a more foundational construction sector in Brussels” Cardiff Sept 2018; Mike Hodson and Pam Stapleton (Manchester) “From developer regeneration to civic futures in Greater Manchester” Hodson Cardiff sept 2018
Citizenship: Filippo Barbera, Nicola Negri and Angelo Salento (Turin) “Foundational economy, local commons and citizenship” Cardiff Sept 2018; Mick Moran and Karel Williams (Manchester) The struggle for social citizenship in the 2020s” Williams Cardiff sept 2018
Wales: Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal and Nick Tsitsianis “How and why the foundational economy matters in Wales” Cardiff Sept 2018
Care: Diane Burns, Sue Evans, Adrian Roper “What can we learn about care by thinking about money” Welsh develops Care Ebbw Vale sept 2018; Diane Burns, Julie Froud and Adrian Roper “Report on workshop discussion of care” Cardiff Sept 2018
Regeneration: Jill Ebrey and Ross Williams “New place based policies (for Morriston)” Welsh develops Regen ebbw Vale sept 2018
Procurement: Steve Cranston and Calvin Jones “Blaenau Gwent Foundational Economy Pilot.” Welsh develops Procurement Ebbw Vale Sept 2018; Steve Cranston and Kevin Morgan “Report from procurement workshops Workshop report procurement Ebbw Vale sept 2018
This yeart’s colloquium will take place on the 5th and 6th of September 2018. The first day will be academic led at Cardiff university. As well as the usual papers and presentations, we will include a discussion of how to develop the European network of academic researchers. The second day will be practioner led at Ebbw Vale and will include reports back from the Welsh experiments at Swansea and Ebbw Vale.
Anyone wishing to attend should, in the first instance contact Joe Earle, the organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In 2016 we decided as a group to hold an annual public event which would be open to academics and practitioners, keeping the numbers limited in the interests of sustained discussion. The colloquia take radical social innovation as their theme because that represents our concept of policy and practice.
The First Radical Social Innovation Colloquium in Cardiff was co-sponsored by WISERD and CRESC in May 2016. You can read Mick Moran’s blog about the colloquium here and access the conference programme here. The opening plenary presentation by Julie Froud can be read here.
The second colloquium took place at Queen Mary University of London in May 2017. You can see the draft programme here.