transition>>lab at Degrowth conference

Two of us will be presenting their research at the Degrowth conference in Leipzig this week. It happens by chance that the organizers put us in the same session:

Social actors as agents of change?

When? 04.09.2014, 11AM | Where? HS15

Adrien Labaeye – “Grassroots digital commons for a bottom-up transition towards sustainability” (sp)

Jasmin Wiefek & Bernd Sommer – “No good life in a bad life? – Experiences of degrowth-orientated actors in a growth economy” (sp)

and in the same session:

Seibt- “Transition road maps – An investigative approach to map the daily life consumption of individuals” (sp)

Maschkowski, Schäpke, Grabs & Langen- “The perspective of change agents: Why do they engage, what do they learn und what conditions are needed for up-scaling? Insights from three case studies” (sp)

Looking forward to meeting you in Leipzig!

One thought on “transition>>lab at Degrowth conference

  1. Sharing some thoughts:

    There has to be growth!, the cancer cell says.
    More and more commodities. And more and more illness on the side of those who produce all these commodities, from Bangladesh to Berlin, from Shanghai to Chicago. Full shelves, but the people are empty and burned out. Living work is turned into dead matter. Illness expresses this process, which is in permanent progress and gaining ground. I’ve read the other day, that everyone owns 10,000 things. That’s 10,000 tombstones.
    In fantasy films: the warlock bans the life of his killed victims into items that get charged this way. In Capitalism: the commodities contain broken bones, hands chopped off by machines and bodies burned by chemicals, i.e. the illness of the producers, and therefore the commodities are valuable.
    But where change would be necessary to make an end to exploitation and capitalistic illness, there is therapy and doctoring instead, and these are commodities, too, existing also in excess: In 2012 (in Germany) 633 million pharmaceutical packages were prescribed, that are 37.9 billion daily doses. Somewhere else military tanks are mobilized against rebellious people, here the prescription pad is used. Without connecting to illness as a protesting force and without practical possibilities against doctoring and therapy nothing will ever going to change.

    See also on the internet: „Identity of Illness and Capital“ and „Iatro-Imperialism“.

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