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Colonialism - Digitalisation - Degrowth

A conversation about extractivism and exploitation in supply chains for the digital economy and alternatives

In the workshop we explore how the digital economy is based on colonialism and extractivism. We look at the exploitation of the environment and human labor along its entire commodity chain and how both shape our understanding of personal data. We debunk the myths of immaterial digitalization and bring its planetary costs into focus. Finally, we discuss what is necessary from a degrowth perspective in imagining and realizing a different type of digitalization.


Day: 2023-08-31
Start time: 10:00
Duration: 01:30
Room: ZV-8-9
Type: Non-academic Session
Theme: Technology and science for degrowth


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