Exchange Values, a New Aesthetics and Multi-stakeholder Processes

“The challenge of living, surviving, thriving – indeed of sustaining life – within the world of globalisation is still very new to us. Globalisation can conjure up many different images – of rapid flows of “funny money”; of the unprecedented power of multinational organisations; of the accessibility of so many people to so many others through the internet; of the awesome statistics on the rich-poor divide; of the rapid spread of AIDS; of global warming; of the World Cup; of the planet seen from space; of despair; of hope. How do we make sense of these images, which are on a scale that is quite new to us? How do we make sense of the dislocation brought on by the newness of it all?…”

– John Colvin



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