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Why degrowth needs communism, and communism needs degrowth

The workshop aims to instigate a dialogue, so far largely missing, between degrowth and communism. We understand both degrowth and communism as traditions of thinking and practicing the social-ecological transformation and the system change that are needed to achieve an environmentally safe and socially just life for all. There are differences between the two movements, which we consider worth discussing, but also growing complementarities. Our aim with this session is to create a space within which to open up a conversation around how these two praxes can and need to be brought together and what such an approach means politically in the current critical moment. We will be facilitating both a larger introductory session and a number of breakout sessions, focusing on labour and degrowth and on social reproduction and care, as a part of this workshop. We would very much like you to join us.


Day: 2023-08-30
Start time: 10:00
Duration: 01:30
Room: ZV-8-10
Type: Special Session
Theme: Degrowth as a political project?


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