Radical Science and Alternative Technology – London – 11th April 2015


7:00 pm

Radical Science and Alternative Technology: From the 70s to the Present.

Discussion event with talks by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science / Alternative Technology Movement and current activists.

April 11th, 1pm to 5.30pm, Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7XW.
In our highly technological industrial society, key issues hinge on the politics of science and technology. In the 1970s and 80s the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science and the alternative technology movement campaigned against harmful corporate and military uses of technology, for ‘appropriate technology’ and for ‘science for the people.’ These perspectives are critically needed in the current environmental crisis, whilst surveillance, automation and workplace hazards continue to be major issues. This event will bring together different generations of activists and critical scientists and engineers to compare perspectives and learn from each other.
  • Introductions: Hilary and Steven Rose (BSSRS), Peter Harper (Centre for Alternative Technology), David King (Breaking the Frame)
  • Energy/food politics: Les Levidow (BSSRS), Helena Paul (Econexus), Paul Mobbs (Mobbs’ Environmental Investigations)
  • Social control/surveillance: Jonathan Rosenhead (BSSRS), Maria Farrell (Open Rights Group)
  • Work hazards: Tony Fletcher (BSSRS Work Hazards Group), Peter Farrell (London Hazards Centre)
For more information contact luddites200@yahoo.co.uk
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