22nd March, 2015 (Sunday)

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《发展的反思与超克——探寻社会进步的另类可能》国际研讨会

International Conference 

Reflection on Development and Beyond: Exploring Alternatives to Social Progression

2015322日(星期日)

时间

议程

09:30-10:00

报到

10:00-11:10

【主题演讲 3】

从香港雨伞革命看全球化下的公民运动、城市发展与本土认同

The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong within the context of Globalization:

Civil Movement, Urban Development & Local Identity

 过去十年裡,从天星码头保育、反高铁、反洗脑、占中等运动中,香港人开始重新思索地产霸权、土地占用、都市改造、社区营造等课题。香港雨伞运动的發生,开展了香港市民对本土身份认同、城市空间发展、全球公民运动更多的想像与讨论,我们如何从这些抗争经验中吸取永续经营地方与土地的关系呢?问题与讨论:

  1. 以香港雨伞运动为例,谈一谈公民运动的发生与影响。
  2.  香港市民如何理解城市发展、本土认同与自身的关系?
  3. “发展”意涵在这些年出现怎样的改变?
  4. 社区抗争与运动如何打破与重建人们对社区与土地的关系?

主讲人:陈允中  香港岭南大学文化研究副教授

主持人:刘嘉美  自由撰稿人

11:10-11:30

茶叙

11:30-13:00

【讨论组三】

作为社会动力的社区:探寻另类发展的实践经验

Social Dynamics of Communities: Finding Alternative Development Practices 

 2008年308政治海啸以後,民间陆续出现不同的社区艺术节计划。在抵挡强徵迫迁拆除的过程,艺术与文化成为行动的媒介,例如:老街导论、地图绘制、艺术表演等。另外,社区嘉年华、艺术节抑或是社区营造计划在各个地方上兴起,令人们重新思考城市发展、公共空间、集体记忆、文化保育与庶民生活的关系。透过社区营造,居民不再只是选民,而是能成为主动积极的自主公民,从凝聚、关怀到决策社区的发展,进而影响城镇,这是否是社区作为反思与抵抗发展或资本主义的场域的可能性?我们是否拥有不同的生活方式与价值选择? 问题与讨论:

  1. 什么是社区营造?为何以社区作为基地?
  2. 分享在地社区营造的经验与挑战。
  3. 你认为社区营造可以带来什么改变?它与国家遵循的发展方向的关系是什么?它是否/如何创造另类发展模式?

与会者:

庄白琦    “看见十八丁”社区艺术嘉年华总策划与总协调

杨两兴   艺术工作者、策展人

Victor Chin or Chan Seong Foong   文丁之友(Rakan Mantin)计划总协调

主持人:洪菀璐   自由研究工作者、插画家

13:00-14:30

午餐

14:30-16:15

【圆桌论坛】

发展的怪兽:马来西亚反公害与社区抗争

The Monstrosity of Development:

The Anti-Public Health Hazards Movements in Malaysia and the Communities involved

 本圆桌讨论为《发展的怪兽》新书的内容而设。2011至2012年,反公害几乎成为全民醒觉运动。反莱纳斯、反山埃采金、反国油石化、反水坝、反炼铝厂、反焚化炉等反公害的各种行动力量迸发出来。公害坐落的地点几乎都是远离城市中心的市镇,在发展计划蓝图与拥护这些发展计划的官商说辞中,这些地方都是缺乏发展或发展相对落後的地区,所以巨额投资的大型计划可以增加该地区的就业机会、发展经济,带动整个国家的繁荣。然而,这是我们想要的发展?问题与讨论:

  1. 分享自身参与与关注的社区抗抗争的观察、经验、局限与挑战。
  2. 反公害运动/社区抗争与发展的对话。

与会者:

黄孟祚    另类生活发展机构(IDEAL)执行长

李健聪    彭亨士满慕州议员

李长特    “吉隆坡不要焚化炉行动委员会”主席

王钧瑜    国立台湾大学人类所硕士三年级

主持人:张溦紟  自由工作者

16:15-16:30

茶叙

16:30-18:30

【闭幕圆桌论坛】

抵抗如何可能?——新自由主义全球化下的社会出路

Making Resistance Possible:  Alternatives to Neo-liberalism

金融海啸、媒体勒喉、劳动恶劣、债贷高筑、土地掠夺等政经体制崩坏与社会不正义,因着全球资本主义与新自由主义逾30年卷动的漩涡下,深深地影响了我们日常生活的所感与所知;气候剧变、惨烈灾难、资源耗竭、生态失衡、环境污染等大自然的反扑,揭示了发展主义成为全球主流意识形态霸权以後,也让我们经历着生命中必须承受的苦难。有压迫就有反抗。反拆迁、反公害、反私营化、反独裁、反舞弊、反垄断、反暴力等不同形式的抵抗行动或运动,遍地开花,以抵挡那强取豪夺、侵蚀吞噬我们生活空间、土地、环境,或作为人基本尊严与价值的黑暗势力。公民不服从/公民抗命的时代,在我们有生之年正发生着。我们依然在寻路。问题与讨论:

  1. 请以自身关注的领域,分享在新自由主义全球化下的抵抗经验如何发生与延续。
  2. 提供另类发展的论述,反思知识人与行动者的实践。

与会者:

陈信行  台湾世新大学社会发展研究所副教授

陈允中 香港岭南大学文化研究副教授

黄丽嫣 新加坡妇女行动及研究协会(AWARE)研究与倡导主任

Dr. Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj  霹雳州和丰区国会议员

主持人:Wan Hamidi Hamid (众意媒体社长)

18:40

结束

 

* 本会保留修改与更动场次内容的权利

 

International Conference 

Reflection on Development and Beyond: Exploring Alternatives to Social Progression

22nd March, 2015 (Sunday)

Time

Agenda Item

09:30-10:00

Registration

10:00-11:10

Keynote Speech 3

The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong within the context of Globalization:

Civil Movement, Urban Development & Local Identity

In the past decade, numerous demonstrations on the Old Central Star Ferry Pier, high speed rail controversy, “brainwashing” within the national education system, and the most recent Occupy Central movements have led enlightened Hong Kong citizens to reflect on issues such as property hegemony, land grabs, urban transformation and community building. The Umbrella Revolution also expands the citizens’ horizons of imagination and sparks discussion on local identity, urban development space, globalized civic movements and so on. How do we learn to sustain the organic relationship between place and land, through these experiences of struggles?

Discussion Questions:

  1. With the Umbrella Revolution as reference, please talk about the civic movement.
  2. How do Hong Kong citizens view urban development, local identity and their relationship with them?
  3. How has the notion of “development” changed in recent years?
  4. How do community struggles and social movements break and reconstruct the relationship between the people and their community or land?

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Chen Yun Chung   (Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong)

Moderator: Lau Ka Mei   (Hong Kong Freelance Columnist)

11:10-11:30

Tea Break

11:30-13:00

 Session 3

Social Dynamics of Communities: Finding Alternative Development Practices

Since the political tsunami of March 8, 2008, various communities have come up with their respective local projects, festivals and carnivals. Facedwith forced evictions and demolitions, arts and culture have become tools of action, such as showcasing guided tours of  old streets, mapping illustration and art performances – as a form of preservation as well as resistance. The rise of community carnivals, art festivals and community-building projects also encourage people to reflect and redefine urban development, public space, collective memory, cultural preservation, and interaction among the people. Through community building, the people are not merely voters, they are proactive and independent citizens who come together to decide the future of their own communities. Under these circumstances, can a community resist capitalist development? Do we have an alternative way of life and different value options?

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is community building? Why is community building chosen as a platform?
  2. Please share your experience and challenges in community building.

Panelists:

Choong Pai Chee (Project Director Kuala Sepetang Art Carnival)

Yeoh Lian Heng(Community Arts Worker)

Victor Chin & Chan Seong Foong (Facilitators of Rakan Mantin)

Moderator: Hung Wan Lu (Independent Researcher & Illustrator)

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-16:15

 Roundtable Discussion

The Monstrosity of Development:

The Anti-public Health Hazards Movement in Malaysia and the Communities involved 

This discussion is organized in conjunction with the launch of Genta Media’s new book “The Monstrosity of Development”. Back in 2011 and 2012, the anti-public hazards movement have almost become a civic movement in Malaysia. Citizens protested against Lynas, an Australian rare earth mining company that is building its processing plant in Kuantan;  cyanide gold mining in Raub, Pahang, the Petronas refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor; the construction of 12 dams and aluminum smelting plants in Sarawak; and also an incinerator planned to be built in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. With most of the public hazard projects located in districts further away from city centres, the authorities claimed that huge investment in the development projects would secure a lot of job opportunities in semi-urban areas that are less developed, and that the economic outcome generated from the mega projects would eventually prosper the whole nation. However, is this the development that the locals want?

Discussion Questions:

  1. Please share your observations, experience, limitation and challenges on the community struggles, such as anti-Lynas, anti-RAPID, anti-mega dams, Petaling Street preservation.
  2. Please discuss the dialogues in the anti-public hazard movement or community struggles and development.

Panelists:

Wong Meng Chuo   (Director of the Institute for the Development of Alternative Living (Ideal))

Lee Chean Chung   (State Assemblyman of Semambu, Pahang)

Lee Chong Tek   (Chairman of Kuala Lumpur Rejects Incinerator Action Community)

Jo Ann Wang  (Master’s candidate in Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University)

 Moderator: Cheong Wey Jin   (Freelance)

16:15-16:30

Tea Break

16:30-18:30

 Closing Roundtable Discussion 

Making Resistance Possible: Alternatives to Neo-liberalism

In the past three decades, we have witnessed severe economic downturns, strict media control, inhumane labour conditions, growing debt, land grabs, and numerous cases of deteriorating political economic system and social injustice. The global wave of capitalism and neo-liberalism has shaped our perception and knowledge of our everyday lives. Climate change, disasters, resources depletion, ecological imbalance and environmental pollution indicate that nature is striking back, unravelling the suffering, suffocation and wretchedness that we have encountered following the rise of global hegemonic developmentalism.

Where there is oppression, there is resistance. Movements of anti-demolition, anti-public hazard, anti-privatization, anti-tuition fee hikes, anti-authoritarian, anti-corruption, anti-monopoly, anti-violence and many other forms and approaches of opposition have been blossoming, to stand against the dark powers that have grabbed and eroded our living space, land, environment and even our basic dignity and human value. We are living in the age of civil disobedience, and we will continue on the path to search for a better world that we can live in.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Please share your experience of resistance in your areas of profession in this globalized neo-liberal framework. How did it happen and how can it be sustained?
  2. Please suggest public discourses on alternative development, reflecting on the practices of intellectuals and activists.

Panelists:

Assoc. Prof. Chen Hsin-Hsing   (Associate Professor in the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies, Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan)

Assoc. Prof. Chen Yun Chung (Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong)

Dr. Vivienne Wee (Research & Advocacy Director of The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), Singapore )

Dr. Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj (Member of Parliament of Sungai Siput)

Moderator: Wan Hamidi Hamid (Director of Genta Media)

18:40

Wrap up by Chair

 

* The organizer reserves the right to amend and change the content of the conference.