Call for participation – 8th International Degrowth Conference
The restless expansion of our economies is causing unprecedented crises and threatening our very existence. How do we confront the contradictions between endless economic growth and the ecological boundaries of our planet? What kind of society would ensure a good life for all, without wealth and power being hoarded by the few? How can we enable a just transition that halts over-extraction, over-production and over-consumption?
Degrowth is a movement and a research field that explores these fundamental questions and proposes solutions confronting the roots of today’s crises. With its theme “Caring Communities for Radical Change”, the 8th International Degrowth Conference highlights that care – through solidarity and justice – is central to degrowth as a collective project promoting sustainable, decolonial, feminist and post-capitalist modes of flourishing. This call is an invitation to build bridges between social movements, art, research and other practices, bringing together a range of different perspectives and actors. Together, we can create system change!