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Nina Treu

External Adviser and Fundraising

Nina is a political scientist and has been working for the Konzeptwerk since 2012. There, she focuses on climate justice, degrowth and transformation.

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Nathan Barlow

Blog and Fundraising

Nathan is currently a PhD candidate at the WU in Vienna. His research focuses on degrowth, strategies for social ecological transformation, and understanding how related movements are taking shape on both sides of the Atlantic. He is also a main organizer of the Vienna degrowth conference.

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Andro Rilović

Blog and Library

Andro is a PhD student in ecological economics and political ecology at the International Institute of Social Studies. Interested in degrowth & anarchism, and how they can be applied in creating new community development models.

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Jacob Smessaert


Jacob is currently doing a PhD in environmental social sciences at Utrecht University, focusing on democratic praxis in alternative food networks.

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Joëlle Saey-Volckrick


Joëlle (she/her) is a lecturer in Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) and at the St Paul University in Ottawa, and a community builder for a food buying group in Quebec. Her work seeks to build bridges between the academia and social movements.

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KC Legacion


KC (he/they) is a Master of Environmental Studies candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Concentrating in Degrowth and Technology, KC is currently researching how degrowth can inform the evolution of social media. They enjoy making and eating peanut butter.

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Constanza Hepp


Constanza studied Journalism in Santiago and Human Ecology in Lund . She is currently living in northern Italy, caring for her family and establishing a CSA project. She is creating a bridge between academic activism & social practices.

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Samantha Mailhot


Samantha is a doctoral student in Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto. From a political ecology perspective, she studies public opinions on degrowth and its policy approaches.


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Beryl Frishtick


Beryl (she/her) is a freelance editor and pickle fanatic from Vermont, USA, currently living in Venice, Italy and working on her MFA in Creative Writing.

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Joe Herbert

Blog and Communications

Joe is a researcher currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. His PhD in Human Geography explored young environmental activists' imaginaries of socio-ecological crisis and transformation. He co-manages the degrowthUK online platforms. He enjoys music, books and train travelling.

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Carol Bardi


is a Brazilian feminist economist and researcher currently finishing her master's at the Copernicus Institute at Utrecht University with a UES scholarship. When not playing football or training MMA, Carol enjoys discussing ways to build a decolonial society based on happiness for all beings. She believes in autonomous movements, commonality, and sport as a tool for community building.

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Livia Regen


Livia has a degree in Social-Ecological Economics and Policy. She was part of the Degrowth Vienna 2020 Conference organising team with a focus on external communication, and has been coordinating the Degrowth & Strategy publication (forthcoming, 2022) since August 2020.