Week 1: Charting the Throughlines of Power: Agriculture, Healthcare, Finance and Technology
This is Week 1 of advaya’s course: The Digital Age, hosted and curated by Nathalie Nahai.
In this opening session we chart the throughlines of agriculture, technology, energy, pharma and global trade, and more to better understand the power dynamics of the global economy across geographies and peoples. In the process, we explore the story of the growth of corporate power, monopolies and wealth accumulation, as a story of continued and intensified colonialism into the modern day. What is the cost of these continuing forms of power?
The Digital Age
Vandana Shiva #
Globally well-known intellectual and activist, Vandana Shiva has shown ongoing commitment in different fields, making it difficult to label her name under a precise and unique category. At the core of her activism there are: counter-development in favour of people-centered, participatory processes; support to grassroots networks; women rights and ecology. Author of numerous important books and articles, Vandana Shiva has shown a lifetime interest in campaigning against genetic engineering and the negative impact of globalisation, advocating for the crucial importance of preserving and celebrating biodiversity.
Nathalie Nahai #
Nathalie Nahai is an author, keynote speaker and host of The Hive Podcast, a series that enquires into our relationship with one another, with technology and with the living world. With a diverse background in human behaviour, persuasive tech and the arts, Nathalie brings a unique vantage point from which to examine the complex challenges we face today.