Lectures and Workshops
Limits to Growth
CATAPA has a new workshop to offer! Entitled ‘Limits to Growth‘.
In the workshop we will introduce participants to inspiring voices from Latin America (in line with the ‘Buen Vivir’ philosophy) who show that another way of living is possible, a life where ‘well-being’ is central instead of ‘growth‘. In the workshop, we will look together with the participants for ways in which we can live with fewer non-renewable resources, with the aim of taking a critical look at our consumer society and actively reflecting on alternative courses of action and social models.
The workshop takes 1,5 hour (including watching two videos as preparation, also 1,5 hour in total) and it’s suitable for a group of 15-25 (young) adults who have no prior knowledge of the topic of the workshop!
If you are interested in hosting this workshop within your group of friends, organization or university, you may certainly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Plata o plomo: the Golddiggers’ game
Do you want to learn more about (gold) mining issues in Latin America? Do you want to experience how it feels to be one of the many stakeholders in a conflict that results from the search for gold? Then immerse yourself in the case of La Colosa, by taking the role of one of the many stakeholders in a simulation game and negotiating with the other stakeholders. With the help of CATAPA, you will learn more about the social, environmental and economic consequences of mining and about the interests of the many stakeholders.
Our workshops experts will guide this educational workshop.
Are you interested in this educational workshop? Contact us by e-mail at email@example.com. Hope to see you soon!
The gold in your laptop, coltan in your mobile phone, a beautiful silver jewel: metals and minerals are present in your everyday products. Due to the high demand, the prices of these raw materials increase exponentially. Large-scale mining, however, often creates intense conflicts: the impact on the social, economic, cultural and ecological level is usually disastrous. The gold is exported while the local population is left with social conflicts, a polluted environment, water scarcity and little hope for a better future. For the production of just one golden ring, about 40 tonnes of toxic mining waste remains.
CATAPA vzw offers customized guest lectures about the mining problem. In addition, we organize an annual international speaker tour, Open Min(e)d, in which students come into direct contact with speakers who experience the impact of mining on a daily basis.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.