Liviana: CERN Online Conference

CERN Liviana Conference

The second CERN Liviana Online Conference was held from 1 to 14 November 2021.

Liviana is a decentralised series of exchanges and symposia that runs for two weeks, providing an opportunity for CERN members to connect and share. The event is based on the sense of openness, free-floating train of thought, and cheerful spirit that the Spanish term liviana connotes.

Plans are already underway for a 2022 Liviana Online Conference.

The full playlist of sessions from Liviana 2021 can be accessed by clicking here.

The first opening keynote by Kevin St Martin (on community and commons in the digital ocean) can be accessed here; and a news story about his keynote is available by here.

The second keynote by Maliha Safri’s (on the US solidarity economy) can be accessed here.; and a news story about her keynote is available by here.

Other sessions included:

  • Community Economies, Protest and Direct Action (convened by Kerry Woodward)
  • Economías Diversas y Comunitarias desde los Territorios de América Latina y contra toda forma de opresión: Un marco interpretativo emergente desde CERN-LA (convened by Daniel Carrasco, Alison Guzman and Ignacio Krell)
  • Grassroots Models of Learning for Community Economies (convened by Ann Hill, Christoph Neusiedl and Pryor Placino)
  • Djanbung Gardens: A Permaculture Story (convened by Katherine Gibson and based on a short documentary).


Jenny Cameron

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