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Degrowth: A monetary or ‘real values’ economy?

This workshop sets up a participatory discussion on the need, or not, of a nonmonetary degrowth economy. As such it highlights a significant, yet often marginalised, degrowth topic.
Drawing on grassroots experience and scholarly theory, Anitra and Vincent will discuss and debate ways that money and markets create barriers to degrowth. We will screen an award-winning short film (8mins) Beyond Money: Yenomon (2022) to show how a nonmonetary alternative based – an in-kind economy of ‘real values’ economy – might operate, feel and look like. Here decisions on what and how to produce are made via participatory co-governance (sociocracy, to achieve collective sufficiency and ecological efficiencies.
After this introduction, participants will have lots of time for Q&A with Vincent and Anitra and for open discussion, for instance, exploring whether they are inclined to go beyond money, to reduce money and markets through various reforms, or to use alternative currencies.


Day: 2023-08-31
Start time: 10:00
Duration: 01:30
Room: ZV-8-6
Type: Non-academic Session
Theme: Alternative economies


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