Decoding Economics and Re-thinking Education
In Search of Wellbeing
For the second time, Local Futures co-hosted a conference with Bhoomi College in Bengaluru, India. The first was in 2014, when we co-hosted the 3rd international gathering in the Economics of Happiness Conference Series (it was a terrific event, and you can read more about it here). This time, Bhoomi and Local Futures joined forces again, with a special focus on education – to explore how we can educate with local economies and sustainable living in mind.
During the gathering, we addressed the connections between present-day educational models and the larger economic system, and looked at how we can rethink education to prepare coming generations for healthy sustainable living within ecological limits.
The twin themes for the conference – Decoding Economics and Re-thinking Education – brought together thinkers, educators, activists, practitioners, and youth for two days of inspirational talks, lively discussions, dialogues, and workshops focused on transitioning towards an ecological age.
The official conference poster can be downloaded here and the official conference program here.
Bhoomi College has brought together individuals and communities through its Fellowship programmes, weekend programmes, conferences and workshops to learn, share and engage, aiming at ecological living on our planet. The focus of all the courses offered is on participative learning that is deep, holistic and practical. Bhoomi’s programmes attempt to make learning engaging and enjoyable through hands-on work, group discussions, reflection and field trips.
Youth for Seva is a nation-wide volunteering movement which aims to create positive change agents in society through promoting a culture of volunteering. Through Youth for Seva, young people are inspired to volunteer and thus serve their communities through the social sector.
Check out our Flickr album with all our photos from the conference!
Programmes Director of Local Futures Localization: Towards an Economic Happiness
Journalist, Author and Analyst of Agricultural Trade Policies The Environmental Cost of Economic Growth
Founding-Director of the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) ‘We need more wisdom rather than cleverness.’
Environmentalist and Director of the Goa Foundation ‘The modern education system has cut us off from nature and natural thinking.‘