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About Gabriela Cabaña

Gabriela Cabaña is a sociologist and PhD researcher in Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Strategy • 05.03.2021

Collective learnings from the 2020 Latin American Degrowth Forum

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By: CASA - Centro de Análisis Socioambiental, Diego Arahuetés, Gabriela Cabaña, Mariana Calcagni, María Paz Aedo

What does degrowth mean in the Latin American context? In 2020, a series of six self-organized encounters attempted to dive into this question. Each meeting reflected the metaphor of the agricultural process: from sowing to harvesting. Among the conclusions was a unanimous desire to put into practice ‘other ways of inhabiting the world’, valuing the knowledge of the original peoples and inhabit...

Blog • 15.06.2020

Constructive criticism of degrowth is NOT support for growth: a response to Forbes

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By: Gabriela Cabaña, Vandana Sharma

In a recent article for Forbes, Corbin K Barthold makes several allegations against the idea of degrowth without having a clear understanding of the concept. He also includes some quotations - originally reported in a different article (by Aaron Timms) - from a vibrant classroom discussion which took place at the 2019 Degrowth Summer School hosted by the Institute of Environmental Scienc...

Blog • 20.05.2020

Degrowth Money

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By: Gabriela Cabaña, Julio Linares

The following text is an excerpt from “Towards an Ecology of Care: Basic Income Beyond the Nation-state (unpublished). Even though the degrowth movement has shown the limits of our civillization’s obsession with growth, and has promoted and proposed complementary currencies, the degrowth critique has yet to consider the role that money/credit creation plays more explicitly. Ecological ec...