Degrowth Conference 21-25 augusti
This conference is inspired by principles of care, mutual aid and democratic decision-making. We aim to live and share dreams and practices of different worlds both happening and possible over these few days and invite you to be part of it!
The 6th International Degrowth Conference for ecological sustainability and social equity will take place in Malmö, Sweden 21-25 August 2018, with two twin conferences taking place the same year – in Mexico City, Mexico (4-6 September 2018) and at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium (18-19 September 2018). Our ambition is that the inclusion of a range of social, cultural and activist events draws in members of the community and stimulates a fruitful public debate.
To make the conference concept come true, we welcome submissions of three types (academic, activist and artist), as outlined in the calls for participation.
What is degrowth?
Degrowth may be broadly described as an umbrella term that critiques the centrality of economic growth in contemporary societies and embraces various alternatives for ecological sustainability, social justice and human flourishing.
As a social movement, it brings together activists, non-governmental organisations, researchers, radical politicians and decision-makers. At grassroots level, care, mutual aid and democratic decision-making are the guiding principles. At the political level, shorter working hours, alternative measures of prosperity instead of GDP, basic income and green tax reform are some of the policies discussed.
In and around Folkets Park - Moriskan - Nöjesteatern - ABF Huset, Spånehusvägen 47