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Visit to Can Masdéu

Claudio Cattaneo Saturday 1st July, 18.30-22.00, Can Masdéu A presentation of Can Masdéu as an illustration of degrowth/environmental justice ideas in practice The focus of this article is on rural–urban (rurban) squatting. The article explains how and why semiautonomous, small scale, collective economic systems have been established on the Barcelona hills of Collserola which a Read More

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Toxic Tour in Montcada

Thursday 29th June, 8.30-13.30, Montcada Bifurcació   About the place  The village of Montcada located on the fringes of Barcelona is an interesting sight to explore for the multiple conflicts it embodies. Firstly, the multinational cement factory Lafarge, is situated right in the centre of the urbanization, operational for several decades already. Secondly, the factory Read More

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Radical Well-being Alternatives to Development

Ashish Kothari Wednesday 28th June, 10.00-11.30, ICTA-UAB Growing evidence of the ecological unsustainability and iniquitous nature of the current economic development model is prompting a search for alternatives. While various approaches to ‘green’ the economy are being suggested, these are often managerial or technofix-dependent, without fundamentally challenging the political, economic, and social structures that have Read More

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Spaces of degrowth experimentation

Filka Sekulova Wednesday 28th June, 12.00-13.00, ICTA-UAB The emergence of community-based initiatives (CBIs) in the field of sustainability can be considered one of the unique responses to the deeper social, ecological, and economic crises of modernity. Whether considered a new or an old phenomenon, community initiatives are weaving a path which remains hidden from the Read More

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Alternatives from resistances: mining

Bea Rodríguez-Labajos Tuesday 27th June, 12.00-13.30, ICTA-UAB The mining extraction frontier continues to expand worldwide. What is driving this expansion? For some, the fundamental factor is the change in metabolic profiles (in terms of energy and material flows) of high-demand countries. This is not only an intellectual question. Increased mineral consumption and extraction has triggered Read More

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Ecological distribution conflicts: the EJAtlas

Joan Martínez-Alier Tuesday 26th June, 10.00-11.30, ICTA-UAB Concepts such as environmental racism, popular epidemiology, environmentalism of the poor and the indigenous, biopiracy or food sovereignty, and many others, serve to describe and participate in ecological distribution conflicts. They are conflicts related to the extraction and transport of resources and disposal of waste occurring worldwide, as Read More

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Environmental justice: cities

Isabelle Anguelovski Monday 26th June, 12.00-13.30, ICTA-UAB Much of the extensive early literature on urban EJ examined inequities in exposure to contamination and health risks, highlighting that low-income and minority groups disproportionally suffer from toxic pollution or exposure. Recent studies have also demonstrated the unequal access by race and class to environmental goods, such as Read More

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Degrowth – latest debates

Giorgos Kallis Monday 26th June, 10.00-11.30, ICTA-UAB I will introduce the understanding of the economy emerging from scholarship on degrowth, drawing from such diverse fields as economic anthropology, ecological and feminist economics, and Marxian and institutional political economy. The economy, I will argue, is an invention, which is political, material and diverse. The core economic Read More

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Ariel Salleh

Ariel Salleh is a founding member of the Global University for Sustainability, Hong Kong; Visiting Professor in Culture, Philosophy & Environment, Nelson Mandela University; 2013 Senior Fellow in Post-Growth Societies, Friedrich Schiller University Jena: and Research Associate in Political Economy, University of Sydney. She taught in Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney for Read More

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Related events 2017

Debate publico sobre gentrificación y decrecimiento Luchas para una Barcelona más justa Perspectivas desde tres movimientos: justicia ambiental, decrecimiento turistico y decrecimiento Viernes 30 junio, 19.00-20.30, Pou de la Figuera (c Sant Pere més Baix 70, Barcelona)     ON DEGROWTH Move Utopia Müritz (Germany), 21th – 25th June 2017  Designing the future, de-growing growth Read More