Cormac Russel - Beyond Development: creating diverse paths to wealth and wellbeing
Transition Town Totnes in association with Schumacher College presents:
Cormac Russel, Managing Director of Nurture Development brings his experience in working with Asset-Based Community Development in many countries around the world.
‘Development’ as we know it, has been a one-size-fits-all process imposed upon the majority of the world’s citizens that has paid scant regards to the cultural, ecological and economic specificity of the great diversity of places affected.
It has focused on industrialisation and driven a global division of labour based on the false doctrine of comparative advantage, often at the cost of genuine human quality of life.
The process has been characterized by the degradation of human and non-human nature, huge disparities in wealth, and the continuous appropriation of the commons by capital.
Today, there is growing resistance to this model and the emergence of more regionally- and culturally-specific narratives as to what progress would genuinely look like in the different parts of the world.
Venue: Totnes Methodist Church
Date: 20 February 2013
Time: 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Entrance: £4.00 / £3.00 concessions (tickets on door).