CultTech Space at Ars Electronica

Future of Work and Leisure in Sustainable Economies

Shalini Randeria (US), Craig Calhoun (US), Andrea Vetter (DE)

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Sat Sep 10, 2022, 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
KEPLER’S GARDENS, Festival University Stage

Panel Discussion

This panel addresses the issues around the future of work and leisure under green capitalism in the global North and global South, and reflects on the role of universities and cultural institutions in these transitions to new patterns of labour and leisure. What contribution could new technologies make to affect or obstruct the kinds of changes you envisage?

Shalini Randeria (US)

Craig Calhoun (US)
Andrea Vetter (DE)


Shalini Randeria (US, American-born Indian): President and Rector of CEU. Social anthropologist/sociologist with a distinguished academic career at institutions of higher education across Europe. Currently she is Deputy Chair of the Class of Social and Related Sciences, Academia Europaea; Distinguished Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada and Distinguished Visiting Fellow of IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalization, law, the state and social movements.
Craig Calhoun (US): Sociologist, currently University Professor of Social Sciences at Arizona State University. An advocate of using social science to address issues of public concern, he was the Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science from September 2012 until September 2016, after which he became the first president of the Berggruen Institute.
Andrea Vetter (DE): Interim Professor at Institute for Design Research, Hochschule der Bildenden Künste (Braunschweig). Co-founder and co-creator of “Haus des Wandels” (Ostbrandenburg) editor of “Oya” magazine”. Co-Author of “The Future is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism” (Verso, 2022). Co-organizer of the 4th International Degrowth Conference in Leipzig (2014), Co-organizer of the 1st conference on degrowth “Beyond growth” (2011), Сo-initiator and co-creator of mediathek and website “”.