The opening event of the conference will provide a short introduction to the subject of degrowth, explaining how degrowth can represent a variety of aspects, from being an activist slogan to a social movement. It will also map the dots of degrowth worldwide, show the latest research on degrowth in global context, present the semi-periphery context of the conference and introduce the key themes and challenges of the conference. The opening session will be streamed online.
Federico Demaria: What is degrowth? From an activist slogan to a social movement
Filka Sekulova: The dots of degrowth worldwide
Giorgos Kallis: Research on degrowth in global context
Szandra Koves and Vincent Liegey: Degrowth in the semi-periphery
This media entry was a contribution to the special session „Opening plenary: Connecting the dots of degrowth“ at the 5th International Degrowth Conference in Budapest in 2016.