18/12/2019

WHAT ABOUT: The future by Arcadi Oliveres

‘The future has to be, as they say in Latin America, the good life’

—Arcadi Oliveres is a Catalan economist and UAB university professor and an active participant in social movements since his youth. Also is a recognized activist in Justice and Peace, an organization for the promotion and defense of human rights around the world. In this organitzation is the president since 2001. He is known for his divulgative work about political economy, corporate analysis and proposals for responsible and sustainable consumption. Also specializes in North-South relations in international economics, foreign debt and fair price. Great critic of contemporary liberal capitalist system, with its active participation in the 15M movement —in its representation in the camp of Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona 2011— his speech became more known. His activism began in his youth with the student movement against the dictatorship of Franco in the 60s, it was consolidated with the anti-globalization movements and their theoretical conceptualizations and defense theories of degrowth. He also participated in the creation of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre and the Indignados movement (15M). Continues its activities as a teacher at UAB, and activist, thinker and promotor, we hope that his work will not cease, and leave us for many years, this light provided by this economist, where the economy is transformed into politics, politics into society, and society in humanity and justice.

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Later she worked as Chief Operating Officer at Aon, Spain's leading risk advisor and insurance broker. Since 2010 is part of Zurich Financial Services, where she is currently CEO of the center of excellence from which the company develops its systems platform for Europe." 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Economista jefe y líder del equipo regional de Desarrollo Humano y Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio en la Dirección Regional para América Latina y el Caribe del PNUD —Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo— en Nueva York, George viene del Instituto Alternativo, donde condujo investigaciones sobre desarrollo económico, sostenibilidad ambiental, pobreza e inequidad en América Latina. Previamente fue miembro de la sociedad de Líderes Globales de la Escuela de Asuntos Públicos e Internacionales Woodrow Wilson, en las Universidades de Princeton y Oxford, donde su investigación estaba enfocada en nichos de crecimiento económico dentro de economías de bajo crecimiento. Fue también investigador asociado del Centro de Investigación sobre Desigualdad, Etnicidad y Seguridad Humana —CRISE— de Oxford y miembro del Centro Diálogo Interamericano en Washington. Entre 2004 y 2008 fue coordinador del Informe de Desarrollo Humano PNUD en Bolivia, y contribuyó al Informe de Desarrollo Humano Global durante 2008 y 2009. Fue director de la Unidad de Análisis de Política Económica del Gobierno Boliviano —UDAPE— y director del Programa de Maestría en Política Pública de la Universidad Católica de ese país. George tiene además un doctorado en Filosofía y Política de la Universidad de Oxford, un máster en Política Pública de la Kennedy School of Government de la Universidad de Harvard y un pregrado en Economía y Antropología de la Universidad de Cornell.'Freedom as we know it, without limits, will not exist in 30 or 50 years'. Chief Economist in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean at UNDP —United Nations Development Programme— in New York, he is currently working on poverty and inequality research in the region, middle income challenges and measurement of subjective well-being. In his home country, Bolivia, he was the coordinator of the Bolivian Human Development Report Office and the lead author for four National Human Development reports, between 2004 and 2008. From 2002 to 2004, he was director of the Bolivian Ministry of the Presidency’s social and economic think-tank, UDAPE —Unidad de Análisis de Políticas Sociales y Económicas—, and Coordinator of the Catholic University’s Public Policy Master’s Programme, MpD from 2000 to 2002. George holds a BA in Anthropology and Economics from Cornell University, an MPP in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a DPhil in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford." 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Montxo Algora estudió en la School of Visual Arts de Nueva York. En los años 80 trabajó en Digital Productions, una de las compañías pioneras del 3D en Los Angeles. En 1990 fundó ArtFutura, uno de los festivales de cultura y creatividad digital más importantes, y ha dirigido sus 22 ediciones entre Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Buenos Aires y Rio de Janeiro. El festival presenta todos los años artistas y creadores de la talla de David Byrne, Theo Jansen, Moebius, Laurie Anderson, Improv Everywhere, Tohio Iwai, Brian Eno o Sachiko Kodama, por citar sólo algunos. En 1992 dirigió ‘Memory Palace’, un espectáculo con texto original de William Gibson y música de Peter Gabriel. Y en 2008 comisarió la exposición 'Máquinas & Almas' para el Museo Reina Sofía de Madrid, la exposición de arte digital más visitada en España hasta la fecha, con más de 450.000 personas.'The power of machines is going to be so tremendous that we better start thinking what we are going to do with them'. Montxo Algora studied at School of Architecture of Madrid and at the School of Visual Arts of New York. As the director of Arte Digital Productions, he has worked with software and graphic companies in Los Angeles. In 1988, he presented in Barcelona his outreach program 'Fire Birds' with music by La Fura dels Baus. In 1990 he founded Art Futura and has both directed and co-directed its 22 editions in Barcelona and Madrid, showing works by Laurie Anderson, Stelarc, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, Brian Eno, Karl Sims, William Gibson, Survival Research Laboratories, Moebius, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Future Sound of London, Sherry Turkle, among others. In 1992, he directed 'Memory Place', a show based on the performance of an original text by William Gibson with images by Karl Sims, Rebecca Allen, Mark Pellington and music by Peter Gabriel and others." 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Escultor de formación, trabaja en entornos digitales para la publicidad desde 1994, es autor de obra multimedia y de campañas digitales y superviviente de la primera burbuja de Internet. Refugiado en la industria editorial, lleva a cabo colaboraciones varias y es responsable de 'Random Soundscapes' para Rojo Magazine y de 'Lettering Beyond Computer Graphics', una recopilación sobre el fenómeno lettering. Master en medios sociales y reincorporado a la publicidad como social media strategist desde 2009, actualmente trabaja en The Fact como director creativo en el desarrollo de aplicaciones, websites, campañas digitales, nuevos medios y medios sociales.'Paying for content is an act of rebellion'. Sculptor training, he works in digital environments for advertising since 1994, is the author of multimedia work and digital campaigns, and survivor of the first Internet bubble. 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