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This conference is a part of broader interdisciplinary project that aims to develop alternative epistemologies of care as the basis for rethinking global political economy. We see care, and caring, for both people and material (environment), as a necessary orientation principle in the development of environmentally and socially sustainable global economy.

Detail Summary
Start date 5 December 2019
End date 6 December 2019
Time 10:00
Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw A


The conference will be kicked off with a keynote lecture by Nancy Folbre (University of Massachussetts Amherst, Tuesday, 4 December 2019, 15.00-17.00 hrs). The main part of the conference will take place on Thursday, 5 December and Friday, 6 December 2019.

The programme is based on three thematic areas:

  1. alternative metrics that seek ways of ascribing value to caring about social and environmental goods that aren’t themselves commodifying
  2. governance, focusing on legal and political institutions, rules and practices that elevate the value of care
  3. social practices, exploring the role of social movements, sustainable economic practices and other bottom up ecological sustainability efforts that place environmental and social care in their center.


This is a very much abridged overview of the programme. For full details please download the programme as PDF.

Day 1

  • Caring Governance – Governance of Care I (with Jennifer Nedelsky, Pascale Vielle, Marija Bartl)
  • Caring Governance – Governance of Care I (with Elena Gerasimova, Jocelyn Olcott, Encarnación Gutierrez Rodríguez)
  • Measuring Care (with Ara Wilson, Anju Paul, Richard Itaman)

Day 2

  • Migrant Labor in the Caring Economy (with Samita Sen, Mira Younes, Riikka Prattes)
  • Working Lunch and Wrap Up (with Nancy Folbre, Mahua Sarkar, Jocelyn Olcott and Marija Bartl)


Participation in the conference is free of charge. Please register to participate.


Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw A

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam