On May 22 and 23, 2023, a workshop on “Scholar-Activism and Transformative Knowledge” was held at the Hamburg based Centre on “Futures of Sustainability.” It was organized by Frank Adloff (Director of the Centre) in collaboration with Madhulika Banerjee and Tobias Müller, who are Fellows at The New Institute (Hamburg).
In fall 2022, the English translation of Frank Adloff’s 2018 book “Politik der Gabe ” was published with a new preface by Bristol University Press as “Politics of the Gift: Towards a Convivial Society.” The book is part of the series “Alternatives to Capitalism in the 21st Century” edited by Lara Monticelli and Torsten Geelan. The Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies “Futures of Sustainability” invited to a book launch and a convivial evening on 15 Feb 2023 in Hamburg. It was attended by around 50 people, some of them via Zoom.
“Politics of the Gift”: A convivial evening
with Prof. Dr. Frank Adloff
hybrid event, 15 Febr. 6-8 p.m. (CET), Hamburg
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