Digitalisation that took place last year due to national lockdowns, among all the other things, has inspired us to create more accessible content in online format. We see that online content around the Degrowth approach leads to flourishing interest in it and engage people with varied backgrounds in activism, academia or completely new to what Degrowth has to offer.
Therefore, the Degrowth Summer School team is happy to announce a new free online webinar series – Degrowth Dialogues. This will be live-streamed every few weeks since mid-February and until the end of June – the time when traditional Summer School starts.
Degrowth Dialogues will cover various topics starting from the very introduction to Degrowth, and following how to live Degrowth on the example of Can Decreix – House of Degrowth. Later on we will present dialogues on eco-feminism, critiques of “technological fixes” to climate change, coloniality, Degrowth Policy Proposals and more.
Living degrowth now
Can Decreix, a house of degrowth
with François Schneider
10 am Lima | 4 pm London | 5 pm Barcelona
Each year half of the degrowth summer school took place in Can Decreix, a “house of degrowth” at the French/Spanish border. This webinar presents this place and ideas behind it. Other systems are possible! Especially ones that tie together simple frugal practices, convivial technologies, alternative worldviews, low-techs etc. And places of practice are super important to change our imaginaries at other scales too. It is not about a new market niche. Each solution is linked to local conditions. Can Decreix is not meant to be cloned but it is meant to encourage self-reflection about the systemic prevention of pollution, about finding creative ways to adapt to surrounding conditions. Can Decreix is also an invitation to develop a different relation to time, reuse cascades of materials , debound systems, frugal innovation, open localism and convivial encounters. We learn from mistakes, and we accumulate practical knowledge and share it. In the past 10 years we have experimented a lot and still will – join us! Let us just try!