Al Jazeera English (2022) “Our obsession with economic growth is deadly” Runtime: 25 minutes. We are surrounded by stuff. We buy and buy and buy – it’s the foundation of how our economies run, how they grow. But all this buying, all this economic “growing”, is devastating people and our planet. In the third episode of All Hail The Planet Ali Rae speaks with economic anthropologist Jason Hickel, economic sociologist Juliet Schor, and development economist Ndongo Samba Sylla.
Pierre Smith Khanna (2020) “Fairytales of Growth” Runtime: 47 minutes. The effects and risks of climate change are compelling young people the world round to call upon radical system change as the only solution to avoid a catastrophic collapse. This film studies the role economic growth has had in bringing about this crisis, and explores the alternatives to it, offering a vision of hope for the future and a better life for all within planetary boundaries.
Happen Films & The Simplicity Institute (2016) “A Simpler Way – Crisis as Opportunity” Runtime: 78 minutes. This documentary follows a community in Australia who have come together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living and permaculture principles, and discover the challenges of living in community.
Leah Temper (2012) “Life After Growth – Economics for Everyone” Runtime: 25 minutes. Based on the thoughts and analysis of leading experts and activists around the world, this short documentary introduces key principles of degrowth in the wake of the economic crash of 2008 and proposals for how to transform society
Modul University (2018) “Degrowth and Technology” Runtime: 3 minutes. Consciously downscaling our levels of consumption of materials and energy for a better world for ourselves and future generations – Christian Kerschner, Assistant Professor at the Department of Sustainability, Governance and Methods, explains degrowth and technology in this new video series highlighting the research of the MU Vienna faculty.
University of East Anglia (2017) “Testimony of Justice – Mariana Walter” Runtime: 5 minutes. Testimony of Justice by Mariana Walter from Autonomous University of Barcelona, regarding recognition of environmental injustices, their visibility and the challenges facing those working on these complex issues. This video was produced by the Global Environmental Justice Group in the School of International Development, University of East Anglia.
Grist (2015) “Degrowth, explained” Runtime: 4 minutes. A brief explainer of what economic growth is, how it affects the environment, and how degrowth offers an alternative. Featuring Sam Bliss.
The EEB Channel (2014) “Why Degrowth in the North is Relevant for Struggles in the South” Runtime: 3 minutes. Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, the scientific coordinator of a global project on environmental justice (EJOLT: http://www.ejolt.org/project/ ) briefly links academic economic degrowth discussions in the North with grass roots activism in the South
Claudio Cattaneo (2014) “Voluntary Simplicity”Runtime: 3 minutes. Claudio Cattaneo summarising his lecture at the Degrowth Summer School 2014, Barcelona. How much do we need new technological products for improving our well-being? Is there a limit to technology? What do we refer to with the notion of “convivial tools”?
Karin de Miguel Wessendorf / Thurn Film (2013) “Can Decreix” Runtime: 4 minutes An introductory video to Can Decreix, a project started in 2012 by François Schneider and friends from the degrowth community to explore what a degrowth, low-tech and self-sufficient way of life could look like.
Reserach & Degrowth (2022) “Degrowth Briefs – Crowdfunding Campaign” Runtime: 3 minutes. R&D members explain their project on Degrowth Policy Briefs.
Susan Paulson, Marula Tsagkari and Corinna Dengler (2021) “Introduction to Degrowth” Runtime: 72 minutes. Interested in learning more about degrowth? Join the first webinar in our series Degrowth Dialogues. See Marula Tsagkari, Susan Paulson, and Corinna Dengler discuss how degrowth addresses climate change, economic inequalities, decolonial, feminist, and social justice struggles.
Research & Degrowth (2021) “Advances in Degrowth Research” Runtime: 7 hours 43 minutes. A livestream from the first one day workshop on the advances on degrowth research hold in the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Ashish Kothari, Gabriel Trettel Silva & Iris Borowy (2021) “Degrowth and decoloniality: exploring ways to resist the western hegemony” Runtime: 116 minutes. As part of the Degrowth Summer School, this Degrowth Dialogue discusses the intersection between degrowth and decoloniality.
Seema Arora-Jonsson, Jennie Stephens & Christie Nicoson (2021) “Challenging systemic violence in eco-modernist narratives” Runtime: 82 minutes. As part of the Degrowth Summer School, this Degrowth Dialogue discusses the systemic violence in eco-modernist narratives.
François Schneider (2021) “Living Degowth Now with François Schneider! Can Decreix, a house of degrowth” Runtime: 83 minutes. François Schneider explains how degrowth can be put into practice in a low-resource and low-emission way.
Marta Conde (2019) “Commodity Frontiers and Degrowth” Runtime: 16 minutes. A talk introducing the concepts of commodity frontiers and degrowth via a historical account of the growth and expansion of productive systems outside of Europe.
EU Commission (2018) “Why Economic Growth is not Compatible with Environmental Sustainability” Runtime: 8 minutes. Keynote speech by ecological economist Federico Demaria at the “Well-being beyond GDP growth? Panel Discussion on Post-growth in the Era of Multiple Crises.” Organised by the European Commission (Brussels, 22nd February, 2018).
Rethinking Economics Norge (2018) “Ecological Crisis, Theoretical Crisis” Runtime: 53 minutes. Why can’t we solve the issues related to climate change? What are the most pressing issues? What are the dynamics between the different crises and the theoretical frameworks we use? Gomez-Baggethun provides a concise analysis.
Jeroen van den Bergh and Giorgos Kallis (2017) “A-growth or Degrowth?” Runtime: 63 minutes. Debate on “A-growth or Degrowth?” between Prof. Jeroen van den Bergh and Prof. Giorgos Kallis held at ICTA, UAB.
Giacomo D’Alisa (2017) “Degrowth and the State” Runtime: 57 minutes. A talk given by Giacomo D’Alisa on the relation of degrowth and the state, given at the Galerija Nova in Zagreb, December 12th 2017.
Akbulut, Kothari, del Bene, Martinez Alier, Gerber & Demaria (2016) “Towards Alliances of Alternatives to Development” Runtime: 108 minutes. What kind of alliances can be built across the world, amongst movements struggling to challenge the currently destructive forms of ‘development’, and practice/promote radical alternatives that are just, equitable and sustainable? what are the differences between ‘north’ and ‘south’ on this, and what challenges can come up in such alliances? Panel discussion at the Degrowth Conference, Budapest.
Members of Research and Degrowth (2016) “Forum Theatre” Runtime: 29 minutes. Performed in the Degrowth and Environmental Justice Summer School, Cerbere, France.
FUHEM (2017) “Democracia Directa y Cambios Socioambientales” Runtime: 69 minutes. Christos Zografos sobre democracia directa y cambios socioambientales radicales: el caso del decrecimiento.
Bengi Akbulut (2016) “Feminist Economics and Degrowth” Runtime: 7 minutes. Intervention by scholar Bengi Akbulut at the roundtable on “Degrowth and feminism(s)” at the 5th International Degrowth Conference in Budapest.
Marco Deriu (2016) “The Feminist Revolution and Degrowth” Runtime: 13 minutes. Intervention by scholar Bengi Akbulut at the roundtable on “Degrowth and feminism(s)” at the 5th International Degrowth Conference in Budapest.
Political Ecology (2016) “Ecological Debt – EJOLT reports” Runtime: 79 minutes. Alf Hornborg (Lund University), Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Joan Martinez-Alier (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) present EJOLT reports on ecologically unequal exchange and the ecological debt. More about EJOLT project: http://ejolt.org/
EDx (2016) “Reclaim Your Right to Nature” Runtime: 19 minutes. Despite decades of environmental regulations and international treaties, humanity has never been moving faster nor further from sustainability than now. In this talk, Erik Gómez-Baggethun dives into the question of what has failed in sustainability strategies and what is the way forward.
ENTITLE (2015) “Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era” Runtime: 108 minutes. Talk by Giorgos Kallis, Ashish Kothari and Amita Baviskar as part of the ENTITLE Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy, 15-20 June 2015, Bogazici University, Istanbul.
TESS Transition (2015) “Unconference Lightining Pitches: Filka Sekulova” Runtime: 4 minutes. Filka Sekulova discusses her experiences and the importance of political activism in stimulating community led initiatives and degrowth ideas.
Giorgos Kallis (2013) “The Economics of Degrowth” Runtime: 23 minutes. Giorgos Kallis in discussion with students at MIT, covering topics such as alternatives to GDP, and other degrowth policy proposals. 3rd talk in the New Economy @ MIT spring speaker series, Building the New Economy.
Karin de Miguel Wessendorf & Thurn Film (2013) “Research and Degrowth” Runtime: 4 minutes. Interviews with Federico Demaria and Filka Sekulova introducing a critique to the growth economy and degrowth principles as an opportunity for change.
Upstream Podcast (2022) “How Degrowth Will Save the World with Jason Hickel (In Conversation)”
Runtime: 58 minutes. Upstream Podcast spoke with economic anthropologist Jason Hickel on what Degrowth means, why it can save the world, and the importance of taking a firmly anti-capitalist approach when thinking about climate solutions.
Avui Sortim (2022) “PostCreixement: la sortida econòmica per garantir la vida”
Runtime: 19 minutes. L’investigador de l’ICTA-UAB Giorgos Kallis amb altres científics europeus analitzaran durant sis anys l’efectivitat de les idees transformadores necessàries per protegir la humanitat de les crisis que s’entrellacen.