CERN Aotearoa New Zealand

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.

2024 Readings

For 2024, the group is starting with the 2024 book Caring for Life by CERN Aotearoa member Kelly Dombroski.

Caring for Life

2023 Readings

For the last part of 2023, the group read four open-access articles on diverse and community economies:

  • Christina Jerne, The Diversity of Solidarity Economies: A View from Danish Minority Gangs, click here. The discussion helped to inform a CE News story on this article

  • 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

Hospicing Modernity

2022 Readings

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.

Asia Pacific Viewpoint - Wiley Online Library