Editorial team

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Andro Rilović

Blog and Library

Andro is a PhD student in ecological economics and political ecology at the International Institute of Social Studies. Interested in degrowth & anarchism, and how they can be applied in creating new community development models.

 

Constanza Hepp

Communications

Constanza studied Journalism in Santiago and Human Ecology in Lund . She is currently living in northern Italy, caring for her family and establishing a CSA project. She is creating a bridge between academic activism & social practices.

 

Gabriel Trettel Silva

Library

Gabriel is an Environmental Scientist who researches the implications of degrowth for the global South. He worked as a UNESCO consultant to integrate sustainability into public education curricula in Sao Paulo and an educator for solidarity economy enterprises.

 

Jacob Smessaert

Library

Jacob is currently doing a PhD in environmental social sciences at Utrecht University, focusing on democratic praxis in alternative food networks.

 

Joe Herbert

Blog

Joe (@joefherb) is a PhD student in Human Geography at Newcastle University, researching narratives of socio-ecological transformation amongst young environmental activists in the UK. He is a blog editor for degrowth.info and runs @degrowthUK on twitter. 

 

KC Legacion

Blog and Communications

KC (he/him) is a graduate student within the Master of Environmental Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. Concentrating on Degrowth and Technology, KC is interested in the intersections of critical communication and media studies, political ecology, the philosophy of information and technology, and emancipatory movements. His research focuses on the relationship between the Internet and socio-ecological liberation.

 

Joëlle Saey-Volckrick

Coordination

Joëlle is a lecturer of Ecological Economics at the HWR Berlin, and a community builder for a food buying group in Quebec. Her work seeks to build bridges between the academia and social movements.

 

Livia Regen 

Blog and Communications

Livia is about to complete her master’s in Socio-ecological Economics and Policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and is currently working on her thesis on international press companies’ responses to the climate crisis. She was part of the Degrowth Vienna 2020 Conference organising team with a focus on external communication.

 

Minna Käyrä

Communications

Minna is a PhD student researching on reducing environmental impact of the aviation industry. She has worked in the public and private sector among sustainable development projects.

 

Nathan Barlow

Blog and Fundraising

Nathan is currently a PhD candidate at the WU in Vienna. His research focuses on degrowth, strategies for social ecological transformation, and understanding how related movements are taking shape on both sides of the Atlantic. He is also a main organizer of the Vienna degrowth conference.

 

Nick Andrian

Blog

Nick is a young social scientist with particular interest in ecological economics and political ecology.

 

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Nina Treu

Conceptual Design and Fundraising

Nina is a political scientist and has been working for the Konzeptwerk since 2012. Besides her work for the web portal, she focuses on internal coordination for the  Konzeptwerk.

 

Riccardo Mastini

Social Media

Riccardo Mastini is a PhD student in ICTA at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He tweets at @r_mastini, his essays are on his website, and you can follow him on Facebook at @r.mastini.

 

 

We acknowledge the contribution of previous members: Christiane Kliemann and Corinna Burkhart.