Wednesday, January 25. Sessions at the forum start. These are photos from the panel "Development, poverty and security: treacherous concepts and alternatives" that NIGD organized with Attac Belgium.
During the 90s, the development agenda has progressively changed into a poverty agenda that perfectly fits within the neoliberal project. More recently, this poverty agenda is merging with a security agenda that holds a risk of militarizing and recolonizing the third world. In this seminar, we want to analyze different concepts that play a role in this ·development· and look for alternatives.
with: Teivo Teivainen, Virginia Vargas, Francine Mestrum, Thomas Ponniah, Katrien De Muynck.
One of the nine spaces where we are meeting is at the Carlota Airport in downtown Caracas. As we meet, airplanes and helicopters land right beside the open tents, temporarily drowning out our conversations. Rainstorms circled through the area, though we stayed dry in the tents. It is a bit of a walk, tho, back to the Chacao metro stop.