Editorial team

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Andro Rilović

Blog and Library team

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.


Christiane Kliemann

Blog team

Christiane is a freelance journalist who has established the blog in the run-up to the Degrowth Conference. Before she has worked at the UNFCCC secretariat and  Deutsche Welle.


Constanza Hepp


She 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.


Programme data-base

Corinna Burkhart

Conceptual Design and Implementation

Corinna is a human ecologist and active in the European degrowth movement. She is taking care of the media library.


Gabriel Trettel Silva

Library team

Gabriel is an Environmental Scientist who researches on 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 Team

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


Joe Herbert

Blog team

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.


Joëlle Saey-Volckrick

Blog and Library team

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.


Nathan Barlow

Blog team

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 team

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


Programme data-base

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 and Blog team

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.


Thomas Makled

Social media team

Thomas is a human being inspired by degrowth and ecological economics. He is an organizer with DegrowUS, and studies environmental policy at the University of Michigan.