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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.

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Joe Herbert

Blog and Communications

Joe is a campaigner currently based in London, and has been part of the degrowth.info team since 2018. He holds a PhD in Human Geography on imaginaries of socio-ecological crisis and transformation, and also co-manages the degrowthUK online platforms. He enjoys music, books and train travelling.

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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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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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Nathan Barlow

General Coordinator, Fundraising and Blog

Nathan is currently a PhD candidate at the WU in Vienna. His research focuses on degrowth and strategies for social ecological transformation. He is an active member of Degrowth Vienna, and recently edited a collected volume titled "Degrowth & Strategy: how to bring about social ecological transformation". He enjoys working with well-organized groups to realize collective goals.

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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

Communications and Tech

KC is a performer, writer, and director living in West Philadelphia on colonized Lenape land. His work explores the social, cultural, and technical aspects of degrowth transformations with specific interests in digital ecology, media localism, and prefigurative cultural production. Check out more @kc_snails.

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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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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.


Olzhas [/ɔːl'ʒas, ɔːl'dʒas/] is a new member of Degrowth.info from Kazakhstan. He is currently a student studying Computer Science based in Astana