Pictures of windmills and farmers markets are great, but they don’t capture the diversity and radicalism of the new economy movement. Here are a couple of artists’ visualisations of the movement, based on reader’s ideas submitted to YES! Magazine. The results are beautiful.
This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (and watching!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses – by John Dryzek In The Politics of the Earth John Dryzek uses the concept of discourse to explain the various perspectives on the environmental movement […]
As a change from our usual blog content we’re pleased to bring you some post-growth poetry. The poem is a part of the author’s collection of literary works called, If Saving the Earth. Are you a poet, creative writer, or artist whose work is post-growth themed? If so, please share a link to your work […]
Editor’s note: This article, which offers a view into the Australian degrowth/post-growth landscape was originally published on the website for the 2014 degrowth conference that will occur on September 2-6 in Leipzig, Germany. Check out the conference here! Australia’s two-speed economy, in which those engaged in mineral extraction flourish while the rest flounder, seems to […]
In September, the former party leader of the largest party in Sweden, the Social Democrats, made a proposition to the Swedish Parliament. He suggested that the concept of “customer” shouldn’t be applicable in tax-supported sectors, such as health care and education, in Sweden. He commented: The change from citizen to customer is in my opinion […]
The way we talk about the issues we care about is, in fact, very important.
Bayo Akomolafe’s presented at the 2013 Economics of Happiness Conference about the power of disenchantment and trans-local networks.
This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (watching and listening to!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. This month I asked post growth team members to share what they’ve been listening too in the form of talks or radio shows. The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie […]
The media has always been powerful in influencing opinion, awareness and creating change, and so one of the great assets of the Internet age is that media can be produced and disseminated by participatory networks of people. This phenomenon is a seismic shift, as people who have previously been passive receivers and consumers of content in a one-way […]