CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES_________________

MARCH

13

Politics of Aid: Childhood in crisis

Alameda associate Emily Baughman discusses the various crises surrounding maternity care, early education, children’s mental health, the new feminisms and the birth rate, raising questions about what these interconnected issues could do to children in the current moment of global crisis. Furthermore, how could the reform of childhood itself provide new ways through the crisis and allow us to look beyond to a different future?

19

Workshop: Maidan Revolutions

Volodymyr Ishchenko and Oleg Zhuravlev promote a workshop for the humanitarian sector at Save the Children UK presenting an update of the political conflicts around the war in Ukraine.

PAST EVENTS

FEBRUARY / 24

8

Fellow Talks:

The limits of humanitarianism: Politics, crisis, and reform in the era of climate change

Eleanor Davey and Fernando Espada will present the research project funded by Alameda on the practices, limits, history and prospects of reform of the humanitarian system in the era of climate change. During the session, the project co-leads will reflect on the key themes of the project (containing politics and ordering crisis) and the relevance of this research to rethink collective responses to the challenges of our times.

16

Humanitarianism: the start of the ending?

In the first event of the Alameda Talk Series, Lily Lynch, Olivia Rutazibwa, Juliano Fiori and Paolo Gerbaudo discuss the impacts of the current crisis on humanitarianism. Is this just another moment of temporary decline leading to reinvention? Or is the crisis of humanitarianism now terminal? The event will take place in London at the Frontline Club (13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ).

20

Humanitarian XChange

Our partner organisation, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, is organising an event in London to bring together change-makers and visionaries from across the globe. The keynote speakers at Humanitarian Xchange 2024 will include our director, Juliano Fiori, and our Head of Research, Sabrina Fernandes. For more info on the conference, its workshops, and roundtables, visit https://www.humanitarianxchange.org/

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Lecture at University of Bath

Sabrina Fernandes, Head of Research at Alameda, is heading to the University of Bath for a lecture on the main issues related to transition and climate justice and the need to trouble interpretations of the polycrisis with a Global South perspective.

JANUARY / 24

12

End of window for submissions

Workshop for affilaites with Sabrina Fernandes, discussing concepts relevant to Alameda’s strategic vision. Necessary readings and references will be shared beforehand. Activity held in english.

31

Results of Call for Funding selection

Selected projects will be announced

DECEMBER / 23

7

Workshop on Fundamental Concepts (ENG)

Workshop for affilaites with Sabrina Fernandes, discussing concepts relevant to Alameda’s strategic vision. Necessary readings and references will be shared beforehand. Activity held in english.

8

Workshop on Fundamental Concepts (PT)

Workshop for affilaites with Sabrina Fernandes, discussing concepts relevant to Alameda’s strategic vision. Necessary readings and references will be shared beforehand. Activity held in portuguese.

11

Proposal Submissions

Beginning of proposal submissions regarding Alameda’s first call for funding.

13

Live Streaming Debate "Economia Urbana e Periférica" (PT)

Third debate of the online series about the text “O Ornitorrinco” from the Brazilian sociologist Chico de Oliveira. This panel features Mariana Fix, Cibele Rizek, Leda Pauline e Thiago Canettieria discussing the relations between peripheries and cities based on Chico de Olveira’s analyses of the Brazilian economy.

 “O Ornitorrinco” is an updated essay from “A Economia Brasileira: Crítica à Razão Dualista”, published in 1972. The compilation of both was published in 2003 by Editora Boitempo. It played a crucial role in reflecting on the Brazilian economy as it challenged the predominant thinking of the time – which maintained a theoretical approach linked to the market economy – and denounced the precarious conditions of the majority of the Latin American population. Chico de Oliveira proposed a new way of thinking about the Brazilian economy, emphasising its contradictions and the underlying class struggle. 

November / 23

13

Call for Funding

Sharing of the call for funding document, with themes and project standards, for potential affiliate projects.

15

Live Streaming Debate "Chico Oliveira e o Nordeste" (PT)

First debate of the online series about the text “O Ornitorrinco” from the Brazilian sociologist Chico de Oliveira. This panel features Flavio Mendes, Tânia Bacelar, Ana Carolina Leite and Fred Lyra, discussing the analyses of the Critique of Dualistic Reason and Chico’s history with the Brazilian Northeast.

 “O Ornitorrinco” is an updated essay from “A Economia Brasileira: Crítica à Razão Dualista”, published in 1972. The compilation of both was published in 2003 by Editora Boitempo. It played a crucial role in reflecting on the Brazilian economy as it challenged the predominant thinking of the time – which maintained a theoretical approach linked to the market economy – and denounced the precarious conditions of the majority of the Latin American population. Chico de Oliveira proposed a new way of thinking about the Brazilian economy, emphasising its contradictions and the underlying class struggle. 

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Live Streaming Debate "Novo trabalho sem forma" (PT)

Second debate of the online series about the text “O Ornitorrinco” from the Brazilian sociologist Chico de Oliveira. This panel features Silvia Viana, Tulio Custodio, Ludmila Costek Abilio e Gabriel Tupinambá talking about how the current crisis deals with the issue of the precarisation of work.

 “O Ornitorrinco” is an updated essay from “A Economia Brasileira: Crítica à Razão Dualista”, published in 1972. The compilation of both was published in 2003 by Editora Boitempo. It played a crucial role in reflecting on the Brazilian economy as it challenged the predominant thinking of the time – which maintained a theoretical approach linked to the market economy – and denounced the precarious conditions of the majority of the Latin American population. Chico de Oliveira proposed a new way of thinking about the Brazilian economy, emphasising its contradictions and the underlying class struggle. 

17

Presentation about Call for Funding (PT/ENG)

The secretariat will present the Call for Funding and answer any questions about its themes and format.

OCTOBER / 23

6

Welcome day

Online meeting with affiliates and associates to present Alameda’s goals and functioning and answer pending questions. Two meetings are scheduled, one in portuguese and another in english.

11

Start of affiliate individual research meetings

Beginning of calendar window for affiliates to schedule individual meetings with Sabrina Fernandes. All affiliates are expected to meet with her to discuss their interests, projects and plans for the next year.

20

Last day for affiliate individual meetings

End of window for individual meetings of affiliates with Head of Research.

23

Start of cluster meetings with social strategy

Beginning of the window for groups of affiliates, identified during individual meetings, to meet with Gabriel Tupinambá to discuss potential collective projects and shared interests.

24

Fellow talk: Maidan revolutions, civil society, and hegemony crisis in post-Soviet countries

Volodymyr Ishchenko and Oleg Zhuravlev introduce their current research project, which aims to contribute to the theory of contemporary revolutions, which take place under the conditions of the ongoing crisis of hegemony, and to left debates on the reconstruction of counter-hegemonic strategy. In the past, social revolutions were part of and contributed to (counter-)hegemonic politics. Today, we are witnessing a crisis of hegemony, while contemporary revolutions do not lead to radical social transformations, nor (typically) even to more representative governments. What kind of social and political dynamics follow contemporary revolutions that reproduce and perhaps even intensify the crisis of hegemony? What kind of civic and political agents are amplified by the revolutions? The project focuses on the dynamics of class, political, and ideological asymmetries of post-Soviet civil societies during recent revolutions and ongoing wars, which are an outcome of the escalating hegemony crisis in its most brutal form.

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Last day of cluster meetings

End of window for group meetings with Social Strategy

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