Call for the 6th International Degrowth Conference!

The Call for the 6th International Degrowth Conference is now open.

The international conferences on degrowth are central landmarks and moments of convergence of the international degrowth intellectual and social movements. They offer an unique opportunity for bringing together scholars with other members of civil society and demonstrating a different way of organizing conferences. A central feature of the conferences has been direct participation and collaboration among participants.

Research & Degrowth (R&D) together with the Support Group (SG) offers to facilitate and sustain the organization of the Sixth International Conference (foreseen for 2018).

Please find more information on website of Research & Degrowth (R&D)

Degrowth Conference 2016 – Call for special sessions

The next International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity will start on the 30th of August 2016 in Budapest. To take actively part in the conference one can now follow the call for special sessions or one of the the other calls yet to come.

There are two special session formats one for “academic special sessions” and one for “degrowth-in-action special sessions”. Other calls will be one for academic papers and calls for other activities which will be happening during the conference and the degrowth week.

> The call

Metamorphoses

More than a year ago the 4th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity took place in Leipzig. Now the jubilee video “Metamorphoses” is available with english subtitles:

Metamorphosen [Metamorphoses] from Marc Menningmann on Vimeo.

At the opening of the Degrowth Conference 2014 the sound-artist Pablo Paolo Kilian preformed his piece of music “Metamorphoses“.
He was accompanied by Melanie Bleckert, who created the analogous ligh-motive colour-compositions developed by Matthias Strobl, which were projected on the wall of the Audimax at the University of Leipzig.

Life in a Bauwagen

Leben im Bauwagen [Life in a Bauwagen (construction trailer)] from Marc Menningmann on Vimeo.

During the Degrowth Conference in Leipzig in 2014 the photographer Niko Baumgarten opened his Bauwagen for passers-by. Anyone interested was invited to get some impressions and to look at his picture series “Welcome Home”, which deals with alternative ways of housing.

Vegetable Cooperative “Rote Beete”

Gemüsekooperative Rote Beete [Vegetable Cooperative „Rote Beete“] from Marc Menningmann on Vimeo.

What has agriculture to do with the climate? A lot. Modern, industrialized agriculture is heavily dependent on fossil fuels. This video showsread more

Kitchen for all

Küche für Alle [Kitchen for all] from Marc Menningmann on Vimeo.

Next to discussing and presenting, people also ate and cooked on the Degrowth Conference which took place in Leipzig last year. The “Kitchen for all” is a group of People’s kitchens which cooked for and with the conference participants to provide food every lunch and dinner.

What is clean energy and for whom?

Camila Moreno, expert on “green” energy in Brazil, gives some demonstrative examples of so called green and clean energy projects and their impact in the Global South. Her input is part of the panel A worldwide energy revolution? which took place at the Degrowth Conference in Leipzig in September 2014.read more

Degrowth project funding

The degrowth-conference took place in Leipzig in September 2014. Fortunately, the collected voluntary participation fee was higher than expected. This enables the conference team to allocate 9.000 Euro for project funding.read more