Apr 29, 2014 Tuesday

Sociology of knowledge

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

In this class we will go trough the basic concepts of (German) sociology of knowledge. This is to peek into the very processes through which we produce our realities and societies; 1) how we subjectively acquire meanings and 2) how we objectify them making them part of our intersubjective realities. By and far, this is to discuss the ways how we act towards objects based on our meanings that we have on them, how our meanings arise from our experiences and how our experiences are structured by our social and natural environments. There are no brute facts, only interpretations of what is taking place. However, certainly some things do have ontological existence (they are real). This is a class in the crossroads of sociology and philosophy, and consist of lecturing and dialogue.

Bring one of the following:
delicious vegetarian food recipes
organic produce
tea leaves

About the teacher, Ossi Ollinaho

I am a Finnish post-doctoral researcher at UNIGE. I would characterize myself as an environmentally concerned systems sociologists. At the moment I am preparing a project on agroecology and how to change our food systems.