How Globalization Undermines Resilience

Michele Guieu | February 5, 2023 | Leave a Comment

Deep Transformation Network – Artists and Creatives

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023.
12:00 pm  to 1:00 pm PST – Online

The link to the event is here.


Join us for a discussion around “How Globalization Undermines Resilience,” the new What’s Next For Earth art call. It is based on the Think Resilience free online course by the Post Carbon Insitute.

We’ll first watch the short video lesson written and presented by Richard Heinberg.

“Globalization is largely about the relentless pursuit of economic efficiency. And while there are benefits to efficiency (increasing profits, minimizing waste), as an economic strategy it has serious costs to community resilience. Wealthier countries lose jobs for higher-paid wage laborers, as well as the skill base and the infrastructure to produce goods and equipment. The offshoring of manufacturing to poorer nations reduces domestic pollution but increases pollution in the exporting nations (which often have less stringent regulations). Economic inequality increases, both within nations and between nations. And as regions specialize, there is an overall loss of local diversity in jobs.”
Richard Heinberg, Think Resilience Course, Post Carbon Institute.

The new art call is open until February 28th, 2023.

Come and share your ideas!

Whether you are interested in participating in the What’s Next for Earth current art call or incorporating these ideas into your creative endeavors, we hope to see you there.

If you want to learn more about What’s Next for Earth, please visit and whatsnextforearth on Instagram.

— Christina Conklin and Michele Guieu

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