How Peer-to-Peer Can Change the World – DIF 2018

In this podcast, Michel Bauwens joins some dots together and explains why the open source movement, the growing prevalence of peer-to-peer sharing economy platforms and new technologies like blockchain create the potential to create a fundamentally different economic model that circulates value between businesses, people and the environment, rather than extracts it. Bauwens believes that we should move to an economy that is built on infinite resources like knowledge, rather than finite materials, and we have the structure and technologies to achieve it.

https://www.thinkdif.co/sessions/how-peer-to-peer-can-change-the-world

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Iceland’s Christmas TV advert banned for being too political | Media | The Guardian

We should be looking degrow the advertising industry in absolute terms…but an advert with an anti-palm oil message gets banned for being ‘too political’. Meanwhile car/airline adverts, those that promote needless consumption, and body shame, are innocently apolitical?!

https://amp.theguardian.com/media/2018/nov/09/iceland-christmas-tv-ad-banned-political-greenpeace-orangutan

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Europe, It’s Time to End the Growth Dependency

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The pursuit of economic growth is not environmentally sustainable, and it is failing to reduce inequalities, foster democracy and ensure well-being of citizens. We call on the European Union, its institutions, and member states to…

https://you.wemove.eu/campaigns/europe-it-s-time-to-end-the-growth-dependency

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Looking back on the 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity

From the 21st until the 25th of August 2018, the 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity took place in Malmö, Sweden. It was organized by an international group and the newly formed Institutet för nerväxtstudier (Institute for degrowth studies). Around 500 people discussed about “Dialogues in turbulent times”. This article will give you a concise account of the conference and some reviews of selected plenary sessions from the perspective of the blog – team.

https://www.degrowth.info/en/2018/08/looking-back-on-the-6th-international-degrowth-conference-for-ecological-sustainability-and-social-equity/#more-427302

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Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 – The Architecture of Degrowth – October 29–November 19, 2018

The OAT 2019 will challenge the supremacy of economic growth as the basis of contemporary societies and investigate the architecture of alternatives. The festival will explore social and spatial structures in which human and ecological flourishing matter most: The Architecture of Degrowth.

The Oslo Architecture Triennale is the Nordic region’s biggest architecture festival, and one of the world’s prominent arenas for dissemination and discussion of architectural and urban challenges.

An open call for contributors to OAT 2019 will be launched on October 29th. The deadline is 19th November 2018. OAT 2019 will challenge the growth paradigm and investigate the architecture of alternatives. Architects, urban practitioners, activists, novelists, artists, researchers, citizens and others are invited to join this investigation:

http://oslotriennale.no/en/news/the-curators-explain-degrowth-and-its-relevance-to-architecture

http://oslotriennale.no/en/news/oat-2019-open-call-for-projects

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Another Step Towards a Better World: Malmö Degrowth Conference 2018 – Geoff Garver

The 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Malmö, Sweden, August 21-26, was my fourth degrowth conference – and another big success in the degrowth movement. The distinguishing hallmark of the Malmö conference was that it took place in Folkets Park, a lively public space clearly beloved by the stunningly diverse people of Malmö (over 40% of Malmö residents are of foreign ancestry). The immersion of degrowth folks in a bustling site of daily life in Malmö very much resonated with degrowth themes of social equity, community and inclusion.

https://www.elga.world/malmo-degrowth-conference-2018/

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Gathering degrowth in the American pluriverse | degrowth.info

“When you told your friends and family you were going to a degrowth gathering, they asked, ‘What is degrowth?’ How did you respond?”

The 2018 degrowUS gathering from September 28-30 2018 in Chicago began with this question. The first day’s thirty-odd attendees wrote their responses on sticky notes as they scraped the last bites of lunch off the dishes the event’s organizers had told them to bring from home.

https://www.degrowth.info/en/2018/10/gathering-degrowth-in-the-american-pluriverse/

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