From Wild to Post-collapse

From Wild to Post-collapse

Philippe Saner, University of Zurich Since 2009 the NGO Rhino and Forest Fund engages in the restoration of Borneo’s landscape, in close collaboration with local stakeholders. I will briefly outline the current status of our project work on site and present an ongoing conservation finance initiative that we undertake to establish an important wildlife corridor in the Tabin Wildlife...
Apology of Failure

Apology of Failure

Apology of Failure: Three tales on a strategy for success when all the odds are against you Philippe Forêt, University of Zurich / University of Orleans This paper will examine failure and redemption in in-between areas. Keeping a facus on methodological issues, we will examine case studies from Paris in the 1770s, Hong Kong in the 1950s and Macau today. I will argue that success after failure depends on the articulation of place, values and community, the creation of an area open to negotiations, and the command of new...
From Parasitism to Symbiosis

From Parasitism to Symbiosis

Marcus Hall, University of Zurich Individuals in communities can all be considered either competitors or else cooperators with one another, so that in the first instance, they are either parasites or hosts, or in the second instance, they are symbionts of each other by providing mutual assistance. This talk explores how seeing a dichotomy of parasites and symbionts helps us understand our biological and cultural worlds, and how there is strong evidence to suggest not only that parasites evolve into symbionts, but that symbionts evolve into parasites. A parasite, as concept and entity, provides crucial messages for ecologists as well as...