46.000 Euros debt and other strokes of luck

What’s harder? Raising 46.000 Euros in short time or at last starting a big debate about the future of a fossil fuel-dependent region? For the organizing team of the Degrowth Summer School, both were great challenges… Christopher Laumanns reports.read more

“We need resistance – otherwise climate change will strip us of the perspective of a good life for everyone.“

The 2nd Degrowth Summerschool will take place on the Climate Camp in the Rhineland from the 19th to the 23rd of August 2016. “Skills for System Change“ will be the motto of a diverse programme dealing with alternatives to the current economic system. Right after the Summer School has ended, the Action Lab will take place from the 24th to the 29th of August. Melanie and Milan, who are involved in the preparation of the Action Lab, explain what it is all about and how one can take part.

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Rob Hopkins: Transition Town is the practical manifestation of a postgrowth society

Rob Hopkins is the founder of the Transition Movement. We interviewed him for the Stream towards Degrowth during the launch of his new Book “The Power of just doing Stuff – How local Action can change the World” in Bielefeld. Watch the video to hear more about the connections and differences between the Degrowth and the Transition Movement.

“Radical democratization of all public domains”

Interview with Katja Kipping

Katja Kipping is chairwoman of the German Left Party and Member of the German Parliament. Besides her engagement for good working conditions in her capacity as spokesperson for social affairs, she supports the exchange between party politics and civil society through engaging in social movements such as the network for unconditional basic income. For this interview, she imagines herself living in a post-growth society in 2030, looking back to “past” difficulties and transformative moments on the way. From this perspective, she mainly sees the democratization of public domains as an important step toward a post-growth society. read more

“The dollar is approaching its collapse, which will force a reconfiguration of our systems of money, finance and banking”

Interview with Ole Bjerg
Ole Bjerg is associate professor at the Copenhagen Business School. He writes for the ephemera Journal and is one of the organizers of the conference “Organizing for the post-growth economy”. He gave us a short interview for the Stream towards Degrowth. read more

“Economic degrowth had to be coupled with political democracy”

Interview with Christine Bauhardt

Prof. Dr. Christine Bauhardt is professor for Gender and Globalization at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her main research interests are society-nature-relations and gender relations, feminist critique of the economy as well as migration and urban development. She took the time to answer our questions for the interview-series of the Stream towards Degrowth. read more

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, August 2013 - Piotr, a 40 years old artist from France, taking pictures of a sculpture in front of his studio in the district of Connewitz.

The Stream towards Degrowth is flowing!

The Stream towards Degrowth has begun to flow! Political, scientific and artistic institutions and initiatives as well as individuals are all part of the current of a growth-sceptic public. We started the stream on the 27th of November in Jena, Germany. Now we’re looking forward to gathering reports, debates and points of views – in order to show the problems of the fixation on growth and to promote social and sustainable alternatives.

You’d like to participate? Then you can find information on possible cooperations here.