Degrowth narratives

François Schneider Wednesday 4th July, 12.00-13.30, Cerbère A narrative is a « spoken or written account of connected events; a story. It is a representation of a particular situation or process in such a way as to reflect or conform to an overarching set of aims or values. » It is not an exaggeration to state that Read More

The self and the local in face of global change

Filka Sekulova Wednesday 4th July, 10.00-11.30, Cerbère Having passed through the bits and pieces of the summer school where concepts of justice and democracy, along with the whys and the hows of degrowth have been put across and teased, this interactive class will aim at putting it all together in a coherent, or more likely Read More

Degrowth in the age of artificial intelligence

Salvador Pueyo Tuesday 3rd July, 12.00-13.30, Cerbère Hardware performance has increased a trillion times in a person’s lifespan, and software is not falling behind. Both have contributed to the recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). The degrowth movement needs to take into account that, in coming decades, when the alternatives that it promotes could ideally Read More

Degrowth and Technology

The love-hate relationship and beyond Christian Kerschner Tuesday 3rd July, 10.00-11.30, Cerbère The role of technology in a future Degrowth society is one of the most controversial topics within the Degrowth community and in sustainability research at large. For some the solution to all our sustainability problems, to others the very origin of these problems. Read More

Santiago Gorostiza

Santiago is an environmental historian trained in political ecology. His research focuses on the environmental history of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and the early years of the Francoist dictatorship in Spain. He has participated in a research about the history of the cooperative movement in Barcelona, focused on the Barceloneta neighbourhood. Together with Emma Read More

María Heras

María Heras is a sustainability researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) and a participatory theatre practitioner. She holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Technology, through which she explored the potential of participatory theatre for sustainability science. Her research interests focus on social learning, participatory action-research methods and the potentials of Read More

Critical urban tour

Santiago Gorostiza Cooperative Neighbourhoods. Conflict, history and the building of new connectivities in Sants and La Bordeta, Barcelona In recent years the neighbourhood of Sants has developed a vigorous cooperative movement involving several projects such as consumption and housing cooperatives, an architecture office, bookshops and bars, among others. Starting at the Can Vies squatted social centre, Read More

Transitions or transformations? Exploring the limits and opportunities of renewable energies

Sofía Avila and Fulvia Ferri Thursday 28th June, 15.00-17.00, ICTA-UAB Renewable energies will play a central role in the post-carbon future. But how does this future look like and how do we get there? Until now, mainstream scientific efforts and political debates have focused on modeling and discussing the 100% renewables target, asserting that modern Read More

Care and degrowth

Giacomo D’Alisa Monday 2nd July, 17.00-19.00, Cerbère Care is the daily action performed by human beings for their welfare and for the welfare of their community. Here, community refers to the ensemble of people within proximity and with which every human being lives, such as the family, friendships or the neighborhood. In these spaces, as Read More

Understanding ecofeminisms and feminist political ecologies to critically look at Environmental Conflicts

Sara Mingorría, Irene Iniesta and Federica Ravera Monday 2nd July, 10.00-14.00, Cerbère This workshop focuses on exploring the connections between environmental conflicts generated by increasing economic growth and material extraction and ecofeminisms and feminist political ecologies, seen as social movementsand as critical perspectives to interpret the world. We will present and debate the bases of Read More