Friday, April 19, 2013

Upcoming Seminar: “Community Forestry” Challenging “Scientific Forestry”

"‘Community Forestry’ Challenging ‘Scientific Forestry’: The Role of
Progressive Academic Forestry Scholars in the Community Forestry Movement in Indonesia"

Speaker: Mia SISCAWATI
Researcher, Sajogyo Institute, Indonesia and
Associate Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Indonesia

Time: 12:30 p.m., Friday, 26 April 2013
Venue: Room 401 Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK


This talk will examine the participation of progressive academic forestry scholars in the community
forestry movement in Indonesia, particularly during the New Order era and the early period of the
Post-New Order. As part of the wider social movements in Indonesia, the community forestry
movement facilitated networks and moments of social and political possibilities for “community
forestry” to operate as a set of alternative ideas to the dominant paradigm of state-controlled
“scientific forestry.” I will examine how the collective actions of progressive academic scholars
challenged authorities and promoted alternative concepts, departing from the conservative ways of other groups of intellectuals, such as the Indonesian Association of Muslim Intellectuals.

Feel free to bring your box lunch or sandwich to eat during the talk

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