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Torre Vila-Puig, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, February 4-5 2014.

Call for papers



Tuesday, February, 4th, 2014

Venue: UAB Bellaterra Campus, Torre Vila-Puig

10.00 – 10.30

Welcome and practical information

Hugo Valenzuela, Patty Gray and Peter Simonic

Introduction: On Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Economy in times of downturn: Understanding and Articulating the logics of Old and New Values in Late Capitalism

10.30 – 11.00

Jérémie Forney (Bern University of Applied Sciences)

New local-based initiatives in the Swiss dairy industry: investigation on networks and positions of dairy farmers

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break provided by the UAB

11.30 – 12.00

Raquel Alquézar; Pati Homs; Núria Morelló; Diana Sarkis (Reciprocity Studies Group, U. Barcelona)

Cooperation practices: survival strategies, “alternative” movements or capitalism re-embedded?

12.00 – 12.30

Kyriaki Papageorgiou (University of California and Cyprus)

Anthropology, Innovation and Creative Destruction: Rethinking Capitalism and the Financial Crisis

12.30 – 13.00

Irene Sabaté Muriel (Reciprocity Studies Group, Universitat de Barcelona)

Mortgage over-indebtedness and home repossessions as symptoms of the financialization of domestic economies

13.00 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.30

Lunch Break


Heike Derwanz (HafenCity Universität Hamburg)

Low Budget Urbanity. On the Transformation of the Urban in Times of Austerity

16.00 -16.30

Rajko Mursic (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts)

Non-hierarchical Relationships in Alternative Economy: Squats and independent music venues in Slovenia as sites of emerging commons


José Luis Molina, Marta Lobato and Miranda Lubbers (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

On economic crisis, “social enterprises” and networks: an ongoing project.


Luminita-Anda Mandache (University of Arizona) (to be confirmed)

Poverty and social exclusion facing solidarity economy in Conjunto Palmeiras, Brazil.



 * For this afternoon/night, we will probably plan a Tapas Evening somewhere in Barcelona.

Wednesday, February 5th 2014 – Business meeting

Venue: UAB Bellaterra Campus, Torre Vila-Puig


Marta Lobato & Hugo Valenzuela

EASA Network initiative and future