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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Mobilität, Transformationsdesign und imperiale Lebensweise

Vienna Conference 2020


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Standard session (discussion following 4 presentations)

  1. Degrowth and the overcoming of the imperial way of life - video
    The basis of the presentation is the empirical work that is currently being developed in the context of the research internship at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Vienna, led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brand. It examines concrete dimensions of life, namely nutrition (Food Rescue – Too Good to Go), living (SchloR – Schöner leben ohne Realgeld), and planned obsolescence (Repaircafé). Alternatives or niches are sought which implicitly and/or explicitly contribute to overcoming the imperial way of life towards a solidary way of life. It will deal with alternatives that “also arise from the political examination about one’s own way of life and the admission of alternative experience beyond the imperial way of life” (Brand/Wissen 2017: 169).
    Presenters: Andrea Marjanovic (Universität Wien), Jana Hafner (Universität Wien), Walentina Pfug-Hofmayr (Universität Wien), Josef Mühlbauer (Universität Wien)

  2. Cars for Future? Future images of (car)mobility by technical-scientific actors - video
    The climate-damaging emissions of road traffic and other social and environmental problems associated with transport point to the need to move away from individual car-mobility and towards a social-ecological transformation of mobility systems. This includes political, socio-economic and cultural changes. Though being central to this, the role of scientific and technological actors has been underlit in research and literature. Also in a just, ecologically sustainable society, technology are essential to the fulfilment of mobility and other needs. Technologies are necessary for approaching social-ecological transformation. This means that, also in future, those people who are intensively involved with technology will continue to play a relevant role. Therefore, the role of technical-scientific in a social-ecological transformation has to be considered. In our presentation, we will thus analyze to what extent technical scientists contribute to the stabilization of the automotive system while being able to create a basis for institutional change and to provide technological and social corridors for transformation.
    Presenters: Nora Krenmayr (Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien), Esther Wawerda (Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie, Leipzig)

  3. Framing strategies for sustainability policy in the Corona crisis - video
    Whether the Corona crisis will promote or slow down the socio-ecological transformation is open – and thus shapeable. How can social-ecological topics be communicated in a reasonable way – and how rather not? This short impulse reflects on these questions referring to framing theories.
    Presenters: Valentin Sagvosdkin (Cusanus Hochschule; Netzwerk plurale Ökonomik)

  4. Self-experiments – personal transformation with leverage? - video
    Self-experiments offer an opportunity for testing sustainable practices in a limited period of time concerning their effects and their fit with the rest of life. So they are an easy entry into the urgently needed social transformation towards sustainability. Based on our experience in the Karlsruhe Reallabor Quartier Zukunft, different forms of embedding self-experiments in research, practice and higher education will be introduced.
    Presenters: Helena Trenks (Presenter) (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie/ Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Sarah Meyer-Soylu (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie/ Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Richard Beecroft (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie/ Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Oliver Parodi (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie/ Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Annika Fricke (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie/ Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Andreas Seebacher (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie/ Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)

Language: German with English translation

Technical details: Standard T2_Standard Nachhaltigkeit, Transformation und Postwachstum.mp4, MPEG4 video, 311MB

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