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Workshops & seminars

Backs to the Future?

Date & time
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Rebecca van der Post, Amy Bao, Joëlle Dubé, and Leah Edmonds


This event is free



As the intensifying crises of our present tense lap against the shores of the not-yet, the flotsam and jetsam of past and present render possible futures ever more inhospitable to the utopian dream. Contemplating the futures that appear before us less as lands of beckoning promise and more as repositories for those problems that we either cannot - or choose not to - resolve in the here and now, this workshop brings the philosophical and interdisciplinary research of four Concordia graduate students to the question of justice for future generations at a time of catastrophic environmental crisis. Reflecting critically upon agency, appropriation, and emotion, to interrogate relations between self and world across generations, we ask “how else might we be?”

With Rebecca van der Post, Miyu Bao, Joëlle Dubé, and Leah Edmonds.

This workshop is part of Justice Between Generations: Asian, African, Indigenous, and Western Perspectives, a three-day conference engaging with intergenerational ethics through cross-cultural philosophical dialogue.

How can you participate? Register for the Zoom meeting or watch live on our Facebook.

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