Advances in Degrowth research

Where? Sala Toni Rosell (Z/023), ICTA, Carrer de les Columnes s/n, Campus de la UAB,  08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona

There will be a live broadcast of the event on the R&D Youtube Channel

When? Monday 30 May 2022

ICTA´s MdM Unit of Excellence in collaboration with Research and Degrowth International (R&D) present a one–day workshop on research on degrowth. The workshop will present studies recently published, or soon to be published by R&D researchers based at ICTA-UAB and  The University of Barcelona. The workshop is organized in four, 1.5-hour sessions, each session including three 20-minute presentations, followed by a 5 minutes comment from an invited commentator and a 25 minute Q&A.

Session 1 – Theoretical advances in degrowth

9.30 – 9.50 Federico Demaria (UB and R&D), “Alternatives to sustainable development: what can we learn from the pluriverse in practice?”

9.50 – 10.10 Angelos Varvaroussis (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “Spatializing degrowth: steps towards a radical urban degrowth agenda for planning in the face of climate emergency.”

10.10-10.30 Giacomo D’Alisa (U. of Coimbra  and R&D), “Degrowth and the state.”

10.30 – 11.00 Comment and Q&A (commentator Melissa Garcia Lamarca-ICTA, UAB)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

Session 2 – Energy, transport, and degrowth

11.30 – 11.50 Aljoša Slameršak (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “Realistic pathways to limiting global warming: Expand the Carbon Budget or reduce energy use?”

11.50 – 12.10 Marula Tsagkari (UB and R&D), “From local island energy to degrowth? Exploring democracy, self-sufficiency, and renewable energy production in Greece and Spain.”

12.10 – 12.30 Claudio Cattaneo (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “A degrowth approach to urban mobility: just, desirable and practical options.”

12.30 – 13.00 Comment and Q&A (commentator Jeroen van den Bergh-ICTA, UAB)

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

Session 3 – Limits, commodity frontiers, and unequal exchange

14.30 – 14.50 Borja Nogué Alguerò (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “Why and how do small-scale fisherfolk collectively limit themselves: The case of the fisheries co-management committees in Catalunya.”

14.50 – 15.10 Ksenija Hanaček (U. of Helsinki, ICTA-UAB and R&D), “On thin ice–The Arctic commodity extraction frontier and environmental conflicts.”

15.10 – 15.30 Jason Hickel (Dpt of Anthropology, ICTA-UAB and R&D), “Imperialist appropriation in the world economy: drain from the global south through unequal exchange, 1990–2015.”

15.30 – 16.00 Comment and Q&A (commentator Raúl Velasco Fernández- ICTA, UAB)

16.00 – 16.15 Stretch Break)

Session 4 – Living without growth

16.15 – 16.35 Giorgos Kallis (ICREA, ICTA-UAB, and R&D), “Southern thought, islandness and real-existing degrowth in the Mediterranean.”

16.35 – 16.55 Lucia Muñoz Sueiro (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “A return forward: the potential of rural traditional practices in the Iberian Peninsula for a degrowth transition.”

16.55 – 17.15 Filka Sekulova (ICTA-UAB and R&D), “A ‘fertile soil for sustainability-related community initiatives: A new analytical framework.”

17.15 – 17.45 Comment and Q&A (commentator Panagiota Kotsila-ICTA, UAB)

17.45 – 19.00 Drinks