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Lunch Time Discussion on Degrowth with Vincent Liegey – December 17th, 2014 – 12h30 – CEU

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Lunch Time Discussion on Degrowth with Vincent Liegey
Location: TIGY, Nador 11 Building Central European University
Time: 12:30pm, December 17th, 2014

Have you heard about the Degrowth Movement? Have you ever wanted to learn more about this growing cause which attempts to outline pathways for democratic and serene transitions towards prosperity without growth? Folytatás

Invitation to a regional Degrowth workshop in Budapest – 24-25 January 2015

Photo: CreativeCommons/Paul Sableman

After Ljublljana in 2013, Zagreb in March, Sofia in May and Leipzig in September 2014, we invite you to our regional workshop on Degrowth in postsocialist countries on the 24-25 January 2015.

Registration is closed.

If you have any question: info@nemnovekedes.net – Free donation.

There will be several programmes:

  • Open to everybody: discussion followed by a convivial party on Saturady the 24th of January from 17h30.
  • For already well-informed people on Degrowth: workshops on Saturady the 24th of January (morning and afternoon – limited to 50 people lunch provided for registered people).
  • For people interested in participating to up-coming projects: workshops on Sunday the 25th of January (morning and afternoon – limited to 20 people).

Please find the details below:

Saturday 24 of January
Beograd rakpart 9., Budapest

Workshops for well-informed people on Degrowth:

10h-12h30 Session 1:
- Welcoming word and introduction.
- Degrowth in post-socialist countries: feedback from Leipzig workshop.
- Degrowth, Karl Polanyi and CSA in Hungary.

Lunch break. 12h30-14h with local organic food from Zsambok organic farm.

Session 2: 14h-17h
- How to explain degrowth without closing the door for discussions in post-socialist countries.
- The green/red divide in degrowth discussions in post-socialist countries.
- Public debt and degrowth with the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt.

Public evening:
Beograd rakpart 9., Budapest

17h30-19h Public and participative discussion: How to contruct alternatives to the physical and cultural limits to growth?

In the frame of a two day long workshop on Degrowth in postsocialist countries, we invite you to a participative public discussion on the limits to growth. First Miklos Antal will talk about the physical limits to growth and explain why sufficiently fast decoupling is very unlikely. Then Vincent Liegey will present the cultural limits by questioning why always more is far away from a meaningful life.After these introductions, we invite you to participate in the construction of alternatives: how to implement democratic transitions to sustainable, convivial and autonomous new models of society? On what principles would these models be constructed?

From 19h Party with hot wine, tea, and organic food.
Feel free to bring local food and drinks from your country! :)

Sunday 25th of January
Only for people interested in participating for the upcoming projects:

10h-13h30 Szimpla Piac (direct trade market in Budapest – Kazinczy utca 14.).
- Welcoming presentation of the market and Zsambok organic farm, and direct trade in Hungary.
- Discussion on the application for the organisation of the following Degrowth conference in Budapest in 2016 (breakfast and lunch at the market).

13h30 Walk to Cyclonomia (Katona József utca 39. 50).

14h-18h Cyclonomia: DiY bikeshop.
- Welcoming presentation of Cyclonomia workshop, DiY and low tech.
- Horison2020 project development until May 2015.
- Activities on the climate talks in Paris 2015 – exchanging info, maybe some planning what can be done.
- Publication about Degrowth in Post-Socialist countries.
- Other future activities…

A Degrowth Project on Visegrad Revue: Degrowth in post-socialist countries

VisegradDegrowth in Emerging Visegrad Economies?
by , Visegrad Revue, 24.11.2014

The idea of sustainability, of turning away from infinite growth in a world with finite resources has been gaining ground globally. Can it be applicable in the emerging Visegrad economies, where the promise of economic enrichment still dominates?

Photo: CreativeCommons/Paul SablemanPhoto: Creative Commons / Paul Sableman

A new movement founded around the provocative slogan “degrowth”[1] has emerged over the last 10 years. This “bomb word” has been used to open in-depth debates on whether infinite growth in a finite world is desirable or even possible. Degrowth first deconstructs the myth that growth is the central solution for the impasse our capitalist, productivist and consumerist societies have led us to. The movement tries to understand the convergence of the crises we are experiencing and argues that energetic, political and existential, economic and social and various environmental crises like climate change are interconnected. Our society’s “always more” attitude and the push towards increased production and consumption is not sustainable as we are now facing global warming, biodiversity loss, and the end of cheap and easy extraction and production of raw materials such as fossil energies and metals – in particular the ones used in renewable energies. Our model of development hasn’t been able to respond to raising inequalities and unemployment. GDP growth or just a quantitative reading is far from implementing a meaningful and emancipating life for all.  So degrowth warns about a potential crisis of civilization and answers this by exploring alternative and coherent solutions.

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