Carol is a Brazilian ecological economist and an independent researcher on various subjects with one goal: building a socioeconomic system based on happiness for all beings. She is particularly interested in anarchism, commonality, sport as a tool for community building and ecofeminism. She is currently doing her master’s in Sustainable Development at Utrecht University in the Netherlands with a UES scholarship and works as a freelance reviewer and translator. When not working, Carol likes to read in parks, play football and train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You can grab a coffee with her in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Joëlle (she/her) is a lecturer in Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) and at the St Paul University in Ottawa, and a community builder for a food buying group in Quebec. Her work seeks to build bridges between the academia and social movements.
Blog and Library
Andro is a PhD student in ecological economics and political ecology at the International Institute of Social Studies. Interested in degrowth & anarchism, and how they can be applied in creating new community development models.
Blog and Communications
Joe is a researcher currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. His PhD in Human Geography explored young environmental activists' imaginaries of socio-ecological crisis and transformation. He co-manages the degrowthUK online platforms. He enjoys music, books and train travelling.
Blog and Fundraising
Nathan is currently a PhD candidate at the WU in Vienna. His research focuses on degrowth, strategies for social ecological transformation, and understanding how related movements are taking shape on both sides of the Atlantic. He is also a main organizer of the Vienna degrowth conference.
Livia has a degree in Social-Ecological Economics and Policy. She was part of the Degrowth Vienna 2020 Conference organising team with a focus on external communication, and has been coordinating the Degrowth & Strategy publication (forthcoming, 2022) since August 2020.
Conceptual Design and Fundraising
Nina is a political scientist and has been working for the Konzeptwerk since 2012. Besides her work for the web portal, she focuses on internal coordination for the Konzeptwerk.
Communications and Library
KC (he/they) is a Master of Environmental Studies candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Concentrating in Degrowth and Technology, KC is currently researching the conviviality of social media and exploring ways to communicate this research via video. They are also a big fan of making and eating peanut butter.
Jacob is currently doing a PhD in environmental social sciences at Utrecht University, focusing on democratic praxis in alternative food networks.
Constanza studied Journalism in Santiago and Human Ecology in Lund . She is currently living in northern Italy, caring for her family and establishing a CSA project. She is creating a bridge between academic activism & social practices.
Blog & Fundraising
Ishaan (he/him) is an activist-researcher most recently based in Schumacher College, UK studying Engaged Ecology. He has an MSc in Mathematics and previously worked as a capital markets trader in the Brazilian markets. He is now drawn to experimental local communities, and working at the intersection of ecosophy, climate justice and care-based economics. An ideal day might include some slow vegan food while playing chess after a forest walk.