The Interdependence Day project (ID) makes space for all of us to consider new responses to issues around environment, development and globalization. People need to think about these issues in an integrated way - but the scale and complexity of the issues can seem beyond the reach of everyday life.
ID aims to refresh jaded debates about sustainable development, globalization and environmental change through a body of events and publications. These include Interdependence Day: a public event comprising a bundle of interactive workshops and debates, performances and art works and well-known speakers; popular publications, and the ID research programme, including a seminar series and academic publications. Since our launch in 2006 we have produced:
The Interdependence Day project brings together people who are looking to test new ways of framing environment and development issues. Initiated and directed by Dr Joe Smith, current partners include the Department of Geography at The Open University, the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield and the new economics foundation (nef).
Please contact us and request more information about the project from Joe Smith or Corrina Cordon.
The book Atlas: Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World combines recent thinking on human geography and architecture on global environmental change issues, setting out to develop a reinterpretation of cartography and a reframing of sustainability. The project is in collaboration with the Open Space Research Centre at The Open University and is a collaboration between academics from the Department of Geography at the OU, the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield and researchers at the New Economics Foundation.
The Interdependence Day project has published the book Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth. A book that the Times called
an ace new book and
one to perk you up, BBC Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin described as
one of the finest essays I have seen on the predicament we are in, and author Philip Pullman said is full of good things. Buy Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth from Amazon and in all good bookshops.
Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth? is edited by Andrew Simms of nef and Joe Smith of The Open University. Contributors include: PHILIP PULLMAN, A C GRAYLING, OLIVER JAMES, JOHN BIRD on Love and Happiness, ANITA RODDICK, ADAIR TURNER, LARRY ELLIOTT on Good Money, HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL, ROSIE BOYCOTT on Good Food, WAYNE HEMINGWAY, STEPHEN BAYLEY, KEVIN MCCLOUD on Good Designs, DAVID CAMERON, HILARY BENN on Good Politics, TOM HODGKINSON on a Good Time.