Panel discussion at the the 4th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Leipzig in 2014.
Speakers: Alice Hooker-Stroud, Nguyen Thu Trang, Michel Bauwens
Facilitation: Arianna Ferrari
From the conference programme: The degrowth debate has to find its position between the poles of technology critique and the enabling potentials of technologies. This panel aims to discuss the role of technologies in a future degrowth society on the basis of actual examples. The panelists will present different contexts and possibilities of technology development and uses in Europe, Africa and South America. Discussed topics are besides others criteria which define degrowth technologies and participation and knowledge needed for the development of technologies.