CERN Aotearoa New Zealand meets the last Friday of each month, 1pm to 3pm (NZ time), by Zoom. Members are from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Meetings start with members doing a ‘go round’ to catch up with each other and then there is discussion of a reading. The group uses a shared Google docs to record reactions and thoughts on the readings.
For the last part of 2023, the group read four open-access articles on diverse and community economies:
Michael Emru Tadesse and Esra Erdem, Postcapitalist Imaginaries of Finance: A Diverse-Economies Perspective on Equubs within the Ethiopian Diaspora in Germany, click here. The discussion helped to inform a CE News story on this article.
Borja Nogué-Algueró et al, Limits to fishing: the case for collective self-limitation illustrated with an example of small-scale fisheries in Catalonia, click here.
- Gillette et al, Doing conservation differently: Toward a diverse conservations inventory, click here.
For the first eight months of 2023, the group read Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity's Wrongs and the Implications for Social Activism by Vanessa Machado de Oliveira (with a focus on doing the exercises in this book). For more on this reading, click here. The ran a session on their reading of this book during the online 2023 CERN LIVIANA conference. For a recording of the session, click here.
In 2022, the group read articles from the 2022 Special Issue of Asia Pacific Viewpoint on ‘Surviving well: From diverse economies to community economies in Asia-Pacific.’ Many of the articles in the Special Issue were written by members of CERN Aotearoa New Zealand. For more on this special issue, click here.