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The 2018 International Symposium of Routes towards Sustainability

Intersecting Multiple Footprints and the Environmental Humanities


The 2018 International Symposium Cultures and Local Practices of Sustainability: Intersecting Multiple Footprints and the Environmental Humanities, organized by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - UC and Routes towards Sustainability will be held in Chile from Monday the 10th to Friday the 14th of December 2018.


Monday the 10th 


Cultures and Local Practices of Sustainability: Intersecting Multiple Footprints and the Environmental Humanities. Auditorio Centro de Innovación Anacleto Angelini, Campus San Joaquín UC, Santiago.

Book Presentation

Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing: Theories, Histories and Policies, editors Paola Spinozzi and Massimiliano Mazzanti (New York and London: Routledge, 2018). Centro de Extensión UC, Santiago

Wednesday the 12th and Thursday the 13th


Cultures and Local Practices of Sustainability: Intersecting Multiple Footprints and the Environmental Humanities. . Campus Villarrica UC, Villarrica

- Environmental Humanities

- Changes in Socio -Ecological Systems

- Local Practices of Sustainability

Friday the 14th 

General Meeting Routes towards Sustainability University Network

Trip to termas Geometricas,  www.termasgeometricas.cl 

ITESO Routes new member
China in Guadalajara, Mexico
New Interdisciplinary Complex for Sustainability Development in Villarrica, Chile

ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara – has officially become a new member of Routes towards Sustainability. The agreement was signed by the Rector of ITESO, José Morales Orozco, SJ, and the coordinators of the Network, Prof. Paola Spinozzi and Prof. Gianfranco Franz.

The ceremony was held at the university Campus of ITESO on Thursday the 22nd of September. Prof. Franz delivered a presentation of the history, achievements and projects of the Network. Rector Orozco firstly pointed out that the aim of sustainability ought to be pursued by universities worldwide. Secondly he offered to strengthen collaborations between the Network and other universities with which he has worked throughout the years. 

Great participation of colleagues from the South China University of Technology ​in Guangzhou, China at the international congress on Sustainability of Habitat, organized by ITESO in Guadalajara. Chinese scholars presented three different works at the congress: Xie Guanyi “Discussion based on the adaptability design for the construction of rural tourism for the revival of villages”; Ouyang Bo “Sustainable design based on user research in low-carbon context; and Wang Fenghong “The research of paper furniture modular design based on the sustainable development theory”. ​Their contribution was very appreciated by the attendance as well as from the organizers and Routes members.

Routes member, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is building a new Interdisciplinary Complex for Sustainable Development (CIDS) in Villarrica Campus. This new building will host our 2018 symposium and General Meeting. The complex was presented in Routes General Meeting in Guadalajara Mexico by Antonio Hargreaves, as part of the university engagement with sustainability the south of Chile. It will hold research and development projects done by interdisciplinary research teams from different faculties of the university. The building is done in a collaboration agreement by the university and Michel Durand, who has generously donated  resources for it.