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

How can the arts support spaces of collective exploration and representation?

María Heras Wednesday 27th June, 15.00-19.00, ICTA-UAB In this workshop, we will experience embodiment and participatory theatre as an arts-based approach to engage in a collective exploration and empathic dialogue about a transversal topic within Degrowth and Environmental Justice: non-violence. How do we articulate non-violence from our experiences? What does it mean in terms of Read More

Activism and science

Marta Conde and Mariana Walter Wednesday 27th June, 12.00-13.30, UAB Campus As Marta Conde argues on her paper “Activism Mobilizing science”, lay citizens, communities and local grassroots organisations immersed in socio-environmental conflicts are engaging with professional scientists to understand the impacts a polluting project is causing to their environment and themselves. Together with scientists they Read More