The Degrowth Summer School started in 2014 and since then, has brought together academics, practitioners, artists, activists and community organizers to collectively learn and debate about topics related to degrowth and environmental justice. The school is organized by Research & Degrowth (R&D) and customarily took place over two weeks in Barcelona and a rural part of Catalonia. In the first week, the school collaborates with ICTA-UAB and different community projects in Barcelona. In the second week, the school moved to Cerbère, France, and was hosted by the project Can Decreix, a place to experiment and reflect about degrowth in practice.
In the year 2020, the actual school had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. The 2020 organising team of the Degrowth Summer School Barcelona in collaboration with Research&Degrowth presented Degrowth Talks – Unmuted webinar series. It is the continuation of the “Degrowth Talks – NoBackToNormal” series organised by the UK Degrowth Summer School. In this series, our team brought together degrowth in conversation with other transformative movements and practices to jointly reflect upon current struggles and strategies.