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Activist research methods: practical experience

Agata Hummel Wednesday 28th June, 15.00-17.00, UAB Campus The workshop is divided in two parts. The first part consists in a practical experience of activist research situation organized using participatory and theatre methods. This allows the participants to feel what the activist method is or may be, what limitations and challenges it may have and Read More

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Program 2017

You can download the  program of the course  here.   Date Activity 25/06 Sunday 16.30-21.00 Welcome event 26/06 Monday 9.00 Registration desk 9.30 Course overview, Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos and Filka Sekulova 10.00 – 13.30 Degrowth: latest debates, Giorgos Kallis Environmental justice: cities, Isabelle Anguelovski 15.00-17.00 Poster TourVenue: UAB campus 27/06 Tuesday 10.00 – 13.30 Ecological distribution conflicts: Read More

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The politics of degrowth

Federico Demaria Wednesay 5th July, 12.00-13.30, Cerbère A new Left, new in terms of ideas, but also in terms of the young age of its members, is rising in Europe, from Spain and Catalonia, to Greece, Slovenia or Croatia. Will that Left be also green and propose an alternative cooperative model for the economy inspired Read More

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Commons and degrowth:

Two complementary concepts for a new era Aggelos Varvarousis Wednesday 5th July, 10.00-11.30, Cerbère In this class we will traverse two distinct but related and complementary literatures; commons and degrowth. Those literatures have been in fruitful dialogue since one decade now both at the theoretical-conceptual level and the grassroots level of the social movements. However Read More

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Care for sustaining life:

Perspective from ecofeminism Amaia Pérez Orozco  Tuesday 4th July, 12.00-13.30, Cerbère In this lecture, we will first introduce ecofeminist critiques to the growth society. We will draw on the notion of a structural conflict between the process of capital accumulation and the process of sustaining life – a capital-life conflict. We will focus on the Read More

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Women’s approaches to de-growth

From the 1980s ecofeminism to contemporary scene Ariel Salleh Tuesday 4th July, 10.00-11.30, Cerbère Ecofeminist activists and thinkers all over the world began challenging the idea of economic growth in the 1970s. Their first premise was – and remains – a claim that human relations with nature, the global economic system, political institutions, and academic Read More

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Open localism and open borders for degrowth

François Schneider Monday 3rd July, 12.00-13.30, Cerbère At last presidencial elections half of Cerbère voters chose to support Le Pen against Macron (but 30% voted Melenchon/Hamon, extreme left, at the first round). Traditionally working class, half the village is now supporting extreme right which develops more and more a discourse against “big finances” quite similar Read More

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Direct democracy and autonomy:

Mobilising the past for transforming the present. The case of the 1871 Paris Commune Christos Zografos Monday 3rd 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 Read More