Jan 20 open semester start-up lecture: “Of Textbooks and Barricades” with Timothée Parrique

Welcome to the spring 2020 semester start-up lecture “Of Textbooks and Barricades” with Timothée Parrique!

How: for CEMUS students and open to the public
When: January 20, 2020, at 18:15-20:00
Where: Lecture hall/sal X, University Main Building, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala


About the lecture “Of Textbooks and Barricades”
As we earn our degrees in the comfort of universities, the climate earns degrees too. Realising this, more and more students are deserting classrooms to take the streets in the name of social-ecological justice. This leaves us with a choice: Should we sit and listen or should we walk out and shout? This might be the most important choice we ever make, but these are not the only two options. The story I will tell is one of sitting and shouting. This is a story of revolution where one throws arguments rather than cobblestones. And this is a story that involves all of you.


About Timothée Parrique
Timothée Parrique is a Marie Curie PhD Fellow studying the political economy of degrowth

Parrique’s doctoral research explores multi-policy degrowth transition scenarios for the case of France from a social ecological macroeconomics perspective, and using the tools of prospective (backcasting and scenario method) and systems analysis (causal loop diagrams).The thesis considers a range of different public policies (universal basic income and services, maximum income, work time reduction, job guarantee, community currencies, sovereign money, cap and share, and diverse taxes and subsidies) as to find how these can contribute to transformations toward degrowth.

Parrique holds a Bachelor degree in economics from the University of Versailles (France) and a Masters degree in sustainability science with a focus on ecological economics from Uppsala University (Sweden). After graduating, he spent three years teaching an introduction course to issues of political economy in the context of sustainable development at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) at Uppsala University. When he’s not reading about degrowth, Parrique enjoys extreme sports, playing chess, and memorising random numbers.