Coffee Morning: Creative Economies, Practices and Social Inclusion; Perspectives from Brazil

Thursday 27th January at 11:00 

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Gianluca Miscione (School of Business), Rodrigo Ábnner Menezes and Vanessa Pinheiro (State University of Ceará Postgraduate Program in Management) will explore the creative economy for marginalized communities in Brazil through the prism of inclusive organizing through creative economy.

In 2019, the city of Fortaleza became a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). Considering the importance of this membership, how can the city act in order to develop a creative organizing for a more inclusive city? Fortaleza is now also building a creative district between the limits of two neighborhoods called Praia de Iracema/Centro. On the urban margins surrounding these neighborhoods is the community of Poço da Draga. We pose a question: how does the creative district integrate the local community, is it a place where people can create solutions and have opportunities that harmonize the city's tradition and innovation?

Rodrigo Ábnner Menezes and Vanessa Pinheiro are researching how the creative economy can help on issues related to marginalized communities in Brazil through their membership of the "Organization Studies about Cities Group", led by professor Ana Sílvia Rocha Ipiranga at the State University of Ceará Postgraduate Program in Management. Rodrigo Ábnner Menezes is currently a visiting scholar at UCD and member of the "City and Urban Governance Group'' led by Gianluca Miscione.



UCD In Conversation: Why is ending hunger so difficult?

UCD In Conversation: Why is ending hunger so difficult?  |  Thursday 27 January  |  13.00  |  registration and further information

The Earth Institute in collaboration with UCD Alumni Relations is delighted to bring you a four-episode mini-series focussing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In this fourth and final episode Dolores O'Riordan (Director, UCD Institute of Food & Health and UCD VP for Global Engagement), Aifric O Sullivan and Jim Kinsella will be discussing the many faceted challenge of feeding the world:  why do people still go hungry when we have “enough” food? Why is so much food wasted? What are the challenges of enabling productivity and profitability through sustainable systems of food production?

The series takes place within the framework of UCD's membership of United Nations Academic Impact. UNAI aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realisation of UN goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.


Coffee Morning: Introducing 'Waterlands'

Thursday 3rd February at 11:00 

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Shane McGuinness introduces the new EU Horizon 2020-funded project Waterlands: "Water-based solutions for carbon storage, people and wilderness" tackling the large scale restoration of wetlands.