Course Structure and Description 2014

Program Outline

General framework of the course: 

Morning sessions – standard classes of 1h 30 min each with questions and answers, with 30 minutes pause in between.
Afternoon sessions – interactive workshops where:

  • July 5th -9th (SOURCES): work in small groups on key questions and messages of the morning lecture
  • July 10th – 21st (FOCUS ARES): collaborative work on preparing & presenting working papers 

 

 

Date

Activity

03/07

Thursday

Arrivals, welcome and on-arrival cultural event/dinner

04/07

Friday

10.00 – 13.30 Introduction to the course: history and definitions

François Schneider, Research & Degrowth
Federico Demaria, Research & Degrowth

Venue: UAB campus

 

15.00-17.00 Speed dating: get to know each other, expectations and research questions

Venue: UAB campus

05/07

Saturday

9.30 Meeting at Metro station “Canyelles”, (Linia 2)

10.00 – 13.50 Degrowth sources I:

Voluntary simplicity and critics of technology; Claudio Cattaneo, ICTA-UAB
The reception of the degrowth idea in the social and political debate (liberalism and anti-capitalism) Fabrice Flipo, TELECOM & Management Sudparis
Venue: Can Masdeu

Convivial lunch – please bring food to share.

15.00 – 16.00: Participants research interest mapping

16:00 – 17:30 Workshops on Degrowth sources I

Group 1: Voluntary simplicity and critics of technology, Fabrice Flipo and Claudio Cattaneo

Group 2: Applying voluntary simplicity to housing, Greta Tresserra

Venue: Can Masdeu

06/07

Sunday

A study day

07/07

Monday

10.00 – 13.30 Degrowth sources II: Critics of development

Anti-utilitarianism and critics to development, Federico Demaria, Giacomo D’Alisa, ICTA-UAB
Degrowth sources III: Deepening democracy, Viviana Asara, Aggelos Varvarousis and Christos Zografos, ICTA – UAB
Venue: UAB campus

 

15.00-17.00 Workshops on Degrowth sources II and III.

Federico Demaria, Viviana Asara, Christos Zografos and Aggelos Varvarousis

Venue: UAB campus

08/07

Tuesday

10.00 – 13.30: Degrowth sources IV: Ecological limits to growth

Ecological economics, Clive Spash, WU

Bio-economics, SSE, Energy and Peak Oil, Christian Kerschner, WU

Venue: UAB campus

 

15.00 – 17.00 Workshops on degrowth sources IV.

Group 1: Ecological economics, Filka Sekulova and Clive Spash

Group 2: Biophysical limits, degrowth and the steady state, Christian Kerschner

Venue: UAB campus

 

20:00 Public event (in Spanish): Subversion feminista de la economia. Aportes para un debate sobre el conflict capital-vida, Amaia Orozsco

Venue: La Base, Carrer Hortes, 10 (Poble Sec)

09/07

Wednesday

10.00 – 13.30 Degrowth sources V: Justice, happiness and good life. Justice and good life: Barbara Muraca, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Ecofeminist degrowth or barbarity, Amaia Orozco, Feminist and writer
Venue: UAB campus

 

15.00-18.00 Mid-course wrap up: Sources I, II, III, IV and V,

        Introduction to assignments (collaborative papers) and collaborative paper writing, Giorgos Kallis,

        Forum theatre: on the conflicts between degrowth sources

Venue: UAB campus

10/07

Thursday

10.00 – 13.30
Degrowth sources wrap-up – research questions and ideas. Giorgos Kallis
Focus I
The dimensions of degrowth – narratives and pathways. François Schneider, R&D/ICTA-UAB
Focus II: Work sharing and working hours reduction: Giorgos Kallis, ICTA-UAB
Venue: UAB campus

 

15.00-17.00 Workshops on energy use in households and degrowth alternatives in Latin America

Group 1: Energy use in household and community, Giacomo D’Alisa and Claudio Cattaneo, ICTA-UAB

Group 2: Degrowth alternatives in Latin America, David Barkin

Venue: UAB campus

20:00 A public discussion on basic income, with the participation of Vincent Liegey, Nadja Johanisova, Barbara Muraca, and Amaia Orozco.
Venue: Casal de Barri Pou de la Figuera, c/ Sant Pere Mes Baix, 70

11/07

Friday

10.00 – 13.30
Focus III: Localisation and social enterprises, Nadja Johanisova and Eva Frankova, Masaryk University
Focus IV: Banking and currencies in the context of degrowth, Kristofer Dittmer, ICTA-UAB
Venue: UAB campus

15.00-17.00 Workshops

Group 1: Localisation and social enterprises, by Eva Frankova
Group 2: Economic democracy, Nadja Johanisova

Group 3: Banking and currencies, by Kristoger Dittmer

12/07

Saturday

Group A: Visit to Can Decreix, Cerbère (overnight)

Group B: Visit to Aurora del Camp, Mas Nou (one day)

13/07

Sunday

Group A: Visit to Can Decreix, Cerbère (overnight)
Group B: Visit to Can Masdeu, Barcelona (one day)

14/07

Monday

10.00 – 13.30
Focus V: Macroeconomics, growth institutions, and SSD, Simone d’Alessandro, Università di Pisa

Focus VI: Agro-ecology and productivism, Gualter Baptista, Kassel University
Venue: UAB campus

 

15.00-17.00 Workshops

Group 1: From on macroeconomics to microeconomics and vice verse by Simone d’Alessando, Università di Pisa and Nadja Johanisova,  Masaryk University

Group 2: From agroecology to slow management and diverse economies, by Gualter Baptista, Kassel University; Claudio Vitari, Grenoble École de Management and Giorgos Gritzas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Group 3: Undefined workshop slot – for issues that might emerge during the lectures
Venue: UAB campus

15/07

Tuesday

10.00 – 13.30
Focus VII: Slow Management, “planned durability” and critics of advertising, Claudio Vitari, Grenoble École de Management
Focus VIII: Diverse economies, alternative spaces and degrowth, Giorgos Gritzas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Venue: UAB campus

15.00-17.00 Collaborative paper writing

Work in small groups on collaborative working papers

Venue: UAB campus or places selected by participants

16/07

Wednesday

10.00 – 13.30
Focus IX: Anti-extractivism and combating large infrastructures (GPII): Environmental conflicts (EJOLT)

Joan Martinez-Alier, ICTA-UAB

Leah Temper, ICTA-UAB
Beatriz Rodriguez Labajos, ICTA-UAB
Daniela del Bene, ICTA-UAB
Venue: UAB campus

 

15.00-17.00 What did we learn? Wrap up on the degrowth dimensions part of the course: debate on degrowth pathways. Presentation of assignments.

Group 1: facilitated by Filka Sekulova

Group 2: facilitated by Ines Omann

Group 3: facilitated by Gualter Baptista

17/07

Thursday

10.00 – 13.30

Focus X. Degrowth vs needs, capabilities and quality of life: tensions and opportunities for change, Ines Omann, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research

Focus XI. Money and happiness, by Filka Sekulova,R&D/ICTA-UAB,

Venue: UAB campus

 

15.00-17.00

From denial to degrowth, a debate with Jordi Pigem, writer and philosopher

Workshop: needs, capabilities and quality of life, Ines Omann.

Venue: UAB campus

18/07

Friday

10.00-13.30 First round of working papers presentation

Venue: UAB campus

 

15.00-17.30 Second round of working papers presentations.

Venue: UAB campus (outside)

19/07

Saturday

10.00 – 13.30 Third round of working papers presentations.

Networking for degrowth – whatdegrowth-related events take place in your country? What joint projects/writing could we undertake together?

Venue: Les Planes, Social centre

Convivial lunch – bring your own food

15.00-17.00 Evaluation & planning future summer schools. Distribution certificates.

Venue: Les Planes, Social centre

 

21.00 Party

Venue: Barcelona

20/07

Sunday

15.00 – 20.00 A peripatetic walk – playing Aristotelian style presentations while walking through the mountain of Collserola and reading through the landscape.

21/07

Monday

Departure

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