A Post-Pandemic Economy that Values Makers & Caregivers

May 13, 2020
DESCRIPTION: The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disrupted production chains and health-care systems but also most directly threatens the wellbeing of the largely-invisible work force sustaining society.

In this special Sustain What takeover, ecological economics scholars Katie Kish, Katharine Zywert and Sophie Sanniti lead a discussion with host Andy Revkin exploring how revaluation of the care economy (teachers, parents, healthcare workers), coupled with a movement toward open-source and free knowledge, can create more resilient production chains and enhance long-term wellbeing - for both people and the planet.

Hosted by Columbia University’s Earth Institute Initiative on Communication & Sustainability for the Economics for the Anthropocene working group at McGill University, York University and University of Vermont


Michel Bauwens, Founder, P2P Foundation (peer to peer, person to person)

Susan Paulson - Professor, University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies

Bill Sutherland - Founder, the Institute for Complexity and Connection Medicine


Katie Kish, Ph.D., McGill University /
Sophie Sanniti, U. of Waterloo /
Katharine Zywert


Andy Revkin, Earth Institute at Columbia University

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