Sciences that reflects upon hegemonic conditions
Written by plenum.
There have been many debates on what science is and what science can do. We advocate for independent science that does not align to economic trade-offs. The task of science should lie within its value for society as a whole. That is why it is essential for science to question and deconstruct hierarchies and show us different paths to dispose ourselves from relations of power and subordination which there are many of. The different varieties of capitalism, the patriarchy, racism and other forms of discrimination or neo-colonial aspirations are phenomena not only of our past but also of our present time. Let's not make these part of our future. These kind of utopias can only be thought out if science can be independent from private money. That is why we stand for open and public science, which posits itself in free access to knowledge and participation for everyone.