The 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy was held in Cartagena, Colombia, June 16, 2017.
The Assembly was held at the Cartagena Convention Center, Gran Salon Barahona. From 8:30am and finished at 5:00pm.
Schedule for the Assembly
Greetings and the Start of the Assembly – 8:30 am
Rajesh Tandon – Welcome – 8:50 am
Budd Hall & Video: Confluence at the Source of the Nile – 9:00 am
Address – Boaventura de Sousa Santos – 9:17 am
Assembly Working Session 1&2 – 10:30 am
Assembly Working Session 3 and Closing of the Assembly – 2:45 pm
Rationale of the Assembly
The Global Assembly addressed the extent to which epistemological, ideological and political differences can be reconciled in the interest of a sustainable and socially just world. The Global Assembly addressed this question in the context of an ecology of knowledges, organized with the intention of initiating a thoughtful and strategic assessment of the politics of knowledge creation and the potential of participatory approaches as alternatives to a monolithic knowledge enterprise based on the domination of the Global North and the marginalization and subordination of other knowledges.
The Global Assembly formed part of ARNA (Action Research Network of the Americas) and the National University of Colombia Gathering “Participation and Democratization of Knowledge: New Convergences for Reconciliation” held in Cartagena, Colombia – June 12 – June 16.
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