29 December, 2011
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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When Europe and the US are in the throes of a deep and deepening financial and economic crisis that threatens to engulf the globe, the deteriorating and irreversible ecological crisis also calls into question the viability of our globalised politico-economic system and consumerist lifestyles. Are there any solutions or alternatives to our crisis-ridden system? 

Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, and Master of Cultural Studies Programme, Lingnan University, Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability, Renmin University of China and United Nations Development Programme (China) jointly organised the 1st South South Forum on 12-14 December in an attempt to explore viable alternatives. 

Renowned scholars and eminent activist-thinkers across the globe including Ecuador, France, South Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Nigeria, Japan, Zimbabwe, Mexico and Australia were invited to share insights on sustainability at the three public forums entitled "Global Financial Crisis and Responses from the South", "Alternative Social Initiatives in the Global South" and "Questioning 'Sustainability'".