Friday, 10 February 2017



Three short films online

In order to show the spirit and vitality of social movements, Degrowth in movement(s) not only includes texts, but also some short films. The following three films have English subtitles. Enjoy watching!

Buen Vivir
"As Buen Vivir we understand a life in harmony with ourselves and with others..." Alberto Acosta says in this film, which will also give you the chance to enjoy some excellent music.

Peoples Global Action
"It's about networking and living a positive version of globalization in a decentralized way..." See how Peoples Global Action started in the 90s.

Refugee Movement
"Degrowth and refugee and migrant struggles are connected by the key term 'causes of migration' " is only one of the messages of this short film.

21 texts available in English now

Here is the list of initiatives and movements whose texts are available in English. As the project was run by the Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie (Laboratory for New Economic Ideas) in Germany, most of the authors are from there. However, there are a couple of clearly international perspectives and most of the movements work far beyond the national level. Be inspired!
• Intro by Corinna Burkhart, Matthias Schmelzer and Nina Treu
• 15 M movement, Spain by Eduard Nus
• Artivism by John Jordan
• Care Revolution by Matthias Neumann and Gabriele Winker
• Climate Justice by Tadzio Müller
• Commons by Johannes Euler and Leslie Gauditz
• Degrowth by Corinna Burkhart, Dennis Eversberg, Matthias Schmelzer and Nina Treu
• Demonetize by Andrea*s Exner, Justin Morgan, Franz Nahrada, Anitra Nelson, Christian Siefkes
• Environmental Movement (NGOs) by Franziska Sperfeld, Kai Niebert, Theresa Klostermeyer and Hauke Ebert
• Food Sovereignty by Irmi Salzer and Julianna Fehlinger
• Free Software by Gualter Barbas Baptista
• Peoples Global Action by Friederike Habermann
• Radical Ecological Democracy by Ashish Kothari
• Refugee Movement by Olaf Bernau (with VIDEO)
• Solidarity Economy by Dagmar Embshoff, Clarita Müller-Plantenberg and Giuliana Giorgi
• Transition Initiatives by Gesa Maschkowski, Stephanie Ristig-Bresser, Silvia Hable, Norbert Rost and Michael Schem
• Unconditional Basic Income by Ronald Blaschke
• Unions by Jana Flemming and Norbert Reuter
• Youth Environmental Movement by Janna Aljets and Katharina Ebinger
• Closing chapter by Corinna Burkhart, Matthias Schmelzer and Nina Treu


 "The Destructive Dream of Progress", 
Niko Paech joins the dots between digitalization, migration and environmental and social crises and claims a different development model for Europe. This is because "it is not the South that has to be “developed”, but the North that has to be materially disarmed".

Bengi Akbulut proposes afeminist degrowth agenda that centres around organizing carework in the form of a commons while Sofia Avila explores the opportunities and paradoxes of the programme on degrowth in the current Mexican Art Biennial.

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