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Blog • 06.07.2020

Degrowth and the emerging mosaic of alternatives

By: Corinna Burkhart, Matthias Schmelzer, Nina Treu

In the face of unfettered globalization, the rise of right-wing movements around the globe and the dangers of climate catastrophe, it seems easier to imagine the end of the world than an end to capitalism, growth and domination. However, in recent years something new has emerged to counter what Mark Fisher has called “capitalist realism:” after decades on the defensive against neoliberalism, th...

Blog • 01.03.2018

Hitch-Hiking, Ivan Illich and Degrowth

By: Corinna Burkhart, Oscar Krüger

When hitch-hiking, a certain irony is common: Time and time again, the authors' of this post have been picked up by drivers who immediately instruct them that hitch-hiking used to work, but now is impossible. That these conversations were taking place at all would appear to contradict this supposed fact. This is not to say that it is always easy. Roads bar access to their sides for pedestrians ...

Blog • 01.03.2018

Hitch-Hiking, Ivan Illich and Degrowth

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By: Corinna Burkhart, Oscar Krüger

When hitch-hiking, a certain irony is common: Time and time again, the authors' of this post have been picked up by drivers who immediately instruct them that hitch-hiking used to work, but now is impossible. That these conversations were taking place at all would appear to contradict this supposed fact. This is not to say that it is always easy. Roads bar access to their sides for pedestrians ...

Blog • 18.04.2017

How degrowth relates to other movements

By: Corinna Burkhart, Matthias Schmelzer, Nina Treu

There is a wide range of emancipatory alternatives working towards a social-ecological transformation. It is more important than ever to underline this. From Brexit, to the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) in Germany, to Trump —the current political turmoil is a clear sign of the discontent that exists with the prevailing system, and that expresses itself through a societal shift towards t...

Blog • 07.09.2016

How to Integrate Degrowth into All Aspects of Life: Some Thoughts on the Budapest Conference

By: Corinna Burkhart

The picture above shows some of the statues decorating the northern entrance of the Corvinus University in Budapest where the recent Degrowth Conference took place. The building has not always been a university. It once was a place of trade, and the statues over the entrance depict virtues which, back then, were considered central to trade. Virtues like courage, faith, love and honesty. When di...

Blog • 07.09.2016

How to Integrate Degrowth into All Aspects of Life: Some Thoughts on the Budapest Conference

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By: Corinna Burkhart

The picture above shows some of the statues decorating the northern entrance of the Corvinus University in Budapest where the recent Degrowth Conference took place. The building has not always been a university. It once was a place of trade, and the statues over the entrance depict virtues which, back then, were considered central to trade. Virtues like courage, faith, love and honesty. When di...