Place: Medialab-Prado. Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 · Madrid
The aim of this presentation is to briefly analyse, from a historical perspective, the processes of the governmentalisation, scientification and privatisation of the management of natural resources in Spain to enable agrarian industrialisation. It is in this passage from the management of natural resources by peasants to industrial management where the origin of current social and environmental problems associated with farm production can be found. At the same time, this point of view offers important keys to understanding the social and environmental problems linked to the processes of industrialisation and urbanisation of most human societies at the global level.
We will then go on to review some of the proposals being implemented at this time by the Spanish government to reverse these processes through collective social action promoting different social movements (agrarian, rural, ecological, anti-developmental and consumer movements). It is precisely out of these meetings of the different social movements that some of the most interesting initiatives are emerging in this regard, among which analogies can be drawn to the search for the common good between different social actors and even different forms of collectivist economies.
It is from this vision of nature and, more specifically, from the vision of agrarian spaces and property as common property, that these initiatives hope to rebuild the relationship between nature and society in harmony with the cycles of nature.