Ecopolis 2021: Dare to care

Sun 24.10.2021
11:00 - 18:00
ECOPOLIS Daretocare


Debate, Lecture




in English, Dutch and French

Do you associate Ecopolis with alternatives and idealistic ecologists? Not so fast! This annual event is for everyone who values a sustainable future. During one day, thinkers, activists and artists from Belgium and abroad come together to reflect on the fundamental social, ecological and economic issues of our society.

Dare to care

Care has never been as central as it is with the corona crisis. But care goes far beyond the medical: it includes everything we do to preserve and restore the world. The erosion of the welfare state, the plundering of the Global South and the crossing of planetary boundaries is worrying. And what about the link between the exploitation of man and nature?

So what if tomorrow we have the courage to really care for all people and other earthlings, for our unique living world? In which we leave behind the instrumental view of nature as a resource to be plundered, and man as a competitor? Can care be a new starting point, based on connectedness and generosity? Can care, as an emancipatory principle, underpin politics and economics?

About the author

Carolina Maciel de França (1986) is an author, advisor and board member of Kunstenpunt. She was born in Pernambuco (Brazil), lived in the Netherlands and graduated in Antwerp as a literary translator. Since 2007 she has been active in the Flemish theatre world.

In 2019 she graduated from the cultural leadership programme LinC Lage Landen and started her own multidisciplinary art practice. In 2020 her first short story 'Agatha' appeared in the anthology AfroLit. Modern literature from the African diaspora (Pluim Publishers). In 2021 she was one of the guests at the online edition of the Passa Porta Festival.

Org. Oikos, Kaaitheater, Passa Porta, FMDO, Brussels Academy, Huis van de Mens, Triodos, Green European Foundation, Reset.Vlaanderen, Broederlijk Delen, Etopia, Labiomista, Kanal/Centre Pompidou, Kunstenpunt.

photo carolina maciel de frança © karolina maruszak

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