Abstract: TA with its strong focus on technological development and what it means for our society can offer helpful insights for degrowth regarding the strong connections between technological development and economic growth as well as problem-oriented approaches. Participatory TA for example aims at incorporating the values and experiences of lay people into the decisions on and designs of technologies. The outcomes of these processes could enable insights for the normative program of Degrowth. The critical view of societal growth offered by Degrowth can set a normative frame for TA, especially when assessing (new and emerging or established) technologies. In this sense we ask: what can the two learn from each other?
There is no paper for this media entry. This was a contribution to a scientific session at the 4th International Degrowth Conference in Leipzig in 2014, which doesn’t exist in written format or is not published under open access.