1:01 FUHEM’s history and evolution
6:50 In what areas is Fuhem active?
7:45 Where does the money come from to cover the costs of the activities and projects
8:29 structure of management and decision-making
11:24 is FUHEM part of Red de Redes de Economía Alternativa y Solidaria (REAS)?
12:58 How does an economist become director of Fuhem?
15:21 This is a foundation that, facing the ecosocial crisis, promotes reflection and education in three areas: ecosocial justice, quality of democracy, and environmental sustainability. Can you explain how you arrived at this classification?
18:22 FUHEM’s reformulation
20:34 what type of education does FUHEM support and practice?
23:04 FUHEM schools are subsidized. What does it mean for a school to be subsidized?
24:30 Do the staff hired at Fuhem schools belong to the Spanish public sector?
25:11 Can anyone study in a FUHEM school
27:10 In terms of gender, class, and ethnicity, is there diversity in the three schools?
29:24 How different is studying in a Fuhem school compared to other public, private, and subsidized schools in Madrid?
31:30 Does Fuhem make its own textbooks?
32:36 Virtual bookstore
33:20 Fuhem has supported a project of social ecological cafeterias in its schools. Can you explain this choice?
34:44 Is the food in these cafeterias locally sourced?
36:05 Can public schools adopt the ecosocial education model practiced in FUHEM schools?
36:22 Why is this model not adopted in public schools?
37:46 Among the activities of the Fundación we come across important research and editorial work distributed between the Dosieres ecosociales and the journal Papeles. Can you explain the development of this journal and the type of content we can find in it?
39:52 Who is this journal intended for?
41:29 The journal Papeles costs money, yet there is an open archive of issues of Papeles from prior to this year. Can you explain this?
42:14 Which economic approach do you identify with?
45:09 How can we explain the existence of research that doesn’t account for the impact of economic activity on natural and social systems?
48:54 This year Economistas Sin Fronteras published a report in which they denounced the imposition of an orthodox model of interpretation of the economy and its activity. What’s your opinion of this assessment?
52:02 How can the hegemony of the orthodox model in university economics departments be countered? Are there internal movements against this imposition from both faculty and the student body?
1:00:06 These days we hear talk of different transformative economic practices: the social and solidarity economy, the eco-feminist economy, the ecological economy, the economy of the common good, the critical economy, the circular economy, the barefoot economy, etc. Is this a heterodox economic model divided into discernible practices based on the problems we’re trying to address? Do all these labels correspond to discernible economic theories? What position does Fuhem have regarding this proliferation of practices?
1:05:15 How does the transformative and inclusive economic model address the looming issue of wealth distribution in all its dimensions?
1:08:04 Those of us who study capitalism know that a comprehensive critique of capitalism must also integrate a critique of systems of patriarchal and colonial oppression. Can you explain this?
1:12:05 The concept of private property’s role in a possible plan involving the redistribution of wealth in all of its dimensions
1:14:32 What do you think of the theoretical position supporting the decrease in consumption as a possible way of addressing the energy collapse we are experiencing?
1:17:38 In thinking about generating a proactive forecast that positively influences the transformation of the current capitalist system, do you think it’s productive to create educational campaigns that emphasize values of responsibility and ecosocial justice, highlighting the negative consequences of unlimited consumption?
1:21:23 What role do experiments and tests in ethical banking, social currency, social markets, or ethical finance play in the systemic and structural transformation that is already underway?
1:22:43 According to your research, what conditions are required for this paradigm shift to materialize?
1:27:12 What role does the left play in this transition/paradigm shift
1:31:14 What role do both formal and informal education play in this transition?
1:34:06 What is your opinion on the 2030 agenda?
1:34:47 Is FUHEM a political project? If so, what type of politics are we talking about
1:35:57 How do you keep your confidence in change alive, living as we do in a time of ecosocial crisis, energy collapse, and political indifference?
Faced with the ecosocial crisis, the Fuhem Foundation promotes reflection and education in three areas: ecosocial justice, democratic quality and environmental sustainability. The work on different problems linked to the current eco-social crisis is carried out through two mechanisms or channels: the educational activity carried out in three educational centers in Madrid and a Foundation. The Foundation’s activity is not limited to Madrid and therefore has a broad dimension.