Degrowth is not just a new term for an ongoing discussion on alternatives, and not just an academic debate, but also an emerging social movement. Besides many agreements there is ignorance, scepticism and prejudice within degrowth circles as well as in other social movements regarding differing perspectives, starting points, traditions, strategies and protagonists. Here, a lot of opportunities for learning emerge.
The Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance (FaDA) is an inclusive network of academics, activists, and practitioners. FaDa aims at fostering dialogue between feminists and degrowth proponents and at integrating gender analysis and reasonings into degrowth activism and scholarship. The network was launched in September 2016 at the 5th International Degrowth Conference in Budapest.
A good life for all requires a way of doing business and a form of society that aim at the well-being of all people and fellow creatures and protect the ecological basis of life. This can only be achieved by a fundamental change in our current mode of living and production as well as a comprehensive cultural change.
The Coronavirus pandemic has already taken countless lives and it is uncertain how it will develop in the future. While people on the front lines of healthcare and basic social provisioning are fighting against the spread of the virus, caring for the sick and keeping essential operations running, a large part of the economy has come to a standstill.
Some members of the degrowth realities that are represented on the map met for the first time on the 20th of August 2018 in Freetown Christiania (Copenhagen, Denmark).