The Summer School takes place at two different locations: Barcelona and Cerbére (France). During the first week (23rd – 29th June 2019) lectures and workshops take place at the campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Cerdanyola del Vallès, about 20 km away from Barcelona city center. On Tuesday 25th June, courses, and Read More
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You can download the program 2016 here.
Day 1 – Monday 4h July Martínez-Alier, Joan. 2012. Environmental Justice and Economic Degrowth: An Alliance between Two Movements. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 23(1): 51-73. Giorgos Kallis & Hug March (2015) Imaginaries of Hope: The Utopianism of Degrowth, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105:2, 360-368, DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2014.973803, the link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00045608.2014.973803 Read More
Energy sovereignity – Daniela Del Bene (ICTA-UAB) Tuesday 12th July, 12.00-13.30, Cerbère Facing an unsustainable and undemocratic energy system, many voices protest against energy infrastructure, extraction of materials, polluting technology while at the same time advocate for an energy transition towards renewable energy, energy efficiency and absolute energy savings. Concepts like “Energy Justice”, “Energy Democrcy”, Read More
Social limits to growth – Filka Sekulova (ICTA-UAB) and Agata Hummel (UAM, Poznan) Wednesday 6th July, 12.00-13-30, UAB Campus This lecture embraces various streams of degrowth coming from anthropology, cultural studies, sociology and psychology. We will start out with an exposition of the critics to utilitarianism, drawing on the works of Mauss, Caile, and Latouche. Next the Read More
Commoning for degrowth, Giacomo D’Alisa (ICTA-UAB) Monday 11th July, 12.00-13.30, Cerbère Social scientists, in particular economists, have typified goods and services in order to study analytically their characteristics and how well they fit with self-regulatory mechanism of markets. Two main characteristics of goods and services have been considered worth investigating: a) their degree of Read More
Democracy – Christos Zografos (ICTA-UAB) Monday 11th July, 10.00-11.30, Cerbère In this class, we will introduce the concept of direct democracy and its relevance for degrowth. Furthermore, we will discuss the importance of a renowned case of direct, popular self-rule, namely the 1871 Paris Commune. Finally, we will collectively reflect on the political implications Read More
From the Indignados movement to “Barcelona en Comú”: some avenues for thinking about a degrowth social-ecological transformation? – Viviana Asara (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Friday 8th July, 12.00-13.30, UAB Campus Degrowth scholars have argued that a degrowth social-ecological transformation should involve the combination of different strategies, in which social movements and so-called ‘non Read More
Mining conflicts in the global environmental justice movement – Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos (ICTA-UAB) Tuesday 5th July, 12.00-13.30, UAB Campus 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. For others, Read More