After 15 years of degrowth conferences, next week from Tuesday, August 29th to Saturday, September 2nd the 9th International Degrowth Conference will take place in Zagreb.
The conference will bring together academics and activists from all over the world. We will be present with a delegation of over 30 degrowthers from Barcelona. For more information on the conference visit odrast.hr. On Monday, August 28th, we will be part of the fourth International Assembly of the Degrowth Movement to discuss how to organize the degrowth movement for system change. The conference will then sit at the heart of a broader Zagreb Degrowth Week, a free arts and conviviality festival realised in cooperation with neighbouring capitals. All afternoon sessions will be free to visit for non-registered participants.
You can find the overall structure of the conference and information in the venues below or here.
With R&D we will speak in many of the parallel sessions and are looking forward to seeing you there. We will touch upon diverse topics from mitigating the climate crisis, intersectional feminism, decolonizing degrowth to strategies for organizing, imagining utopias and performance and artivism. Below you can find the sessions with R&D participation, as well as the sessions with participation of our master alumni.
Wednesday, August 30th
Organizing for degrowth: sharing experiences and learning from R&D
Brototi Roy, Marula Tsagkari, Simona Getova
Updates on Degrowth & Technology: overcoming the positivist pandemic trauma
Towards post-growth scenarios for climate mitigation
Aljoša Slameršak, Jason Hickel
Peak-Oil: definition, key dimensions and relevance for Degrowth horizons
How waste pickers are being sidelined in Global South cities: A network analysis
Federico Demaria, Daniele Vico
Degrowth in practice vs academia?
Masculinities and Degrowth: breaking away from the hegemonic model
Pierre Smith Khanna, Christos Zografos
Venues for a safe climate: Remove carbon from the atmosphere or reduce energy use?
Fairytales of Growth: Documentary Screening followed by Q&A
Pierre Smith Khanna, Claudia Cattaneo
Thursday, August 31st
Degrowth inscriptions within queer and decolonial struggles
Morena Hanbury Lemos
Anthropology and degrowth: deepening the dialogue
Lorenzo Velotti, Lucía Muñoz Sueiro
Decolonizing Degrowth: Clearing a path for transformation
Brototi Roy, Ksenija Hanaček
Degrowth Education: Experiences from the two degrowth masters
Giacomo D’Alisa, Ksenija Hanacek, Brenda Nistor, Angelos Varvarousis, Brototi Roy
Fossil Health: A Conceptual Proposal for Understanding Socio-Ecological Health Dependencies in the Anthropocene
A ‘return forward’?: The potential of traditional popular culture for a degrowth transition
Lucía Muñoz Sueiro
Blue Degrowth: Repoliticizing the Sustainability of the Ocean Economy
Borja Nogué Algueró
Dividing roles along flows instead of functions: New role division within degrowth practice
Social and ecological reasons for a universal basic income: book presentations
Redefining success in organizing towards degrowth-inspired futures
Friday, September 1st
Spatializing degrowth: Five steps towards a radical urban degrowth agenda in the face of climate emergency
Towards a Post-Growth Deal: Introducing the REAL EU-ERC Synergy project
Electrochemistry, decarbonisation technologies and degrowth
Systemic vulnerability to fossil fuels – Too central to fail?
Practices of Conviviality: Lessons from Feminist Movements
Stephanie McDonagh, Maria Murra Batarse
Saturday, September 2nd
Unleashing Fantasy for Transformation: Ursula K. Le Guin and the Power of Imagination
Germinar-t: a community based degrowth art residency
Carlo Sella, Lara Stammen, Laura Chica Castells
See you next week in Zagreb!