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About The EmboDegrowth Lab

In alphabetical order: Daniela Calmon, Julien-François Gerber, Shivani Kaul, Thomas Kiggell, Corinne Lamain, Oona Morrow, Yukari Sekine & Winne van Woerden (contact: gerber@iss.nl)

Health • 08.07.2022

Embodying degrowth and turning the movement inside out

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By: The EmboDegrowth Lab

The language of a ‘degrowth transition’ is useful for mobilizing people and their collectives around policy objectives, but it retains an image of expert political actors who will ‘transition’ us from one state to another. We offer an alternative theory of change that aims for a ‘degrowth transformation’, or deeper shifts in ideology and daily practices. It will not be enough to solely focus on changing policies and institutions; it is essential to embody the transition and its deeper meanings in a personal way as well.