What exactly is ‘degrowth’? And why are people advocating for it? Where does degrowth sit with respect to other alternative economic models and futures? Anitra Nelson and Terry Leahy will discuss Australian degrowth initiatives in a worldwide context.
Degrowth is a political, philosophical, social and economic approach to transform ourselves away from growth economies and build a society based on satisfying everyone’s basic needs within Earth’s limits, in a just, caring and commoning economy.
* This event is being co-hosted by the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) in partnership with the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) *
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Anitra is an activist-scholar affiliated with the Informal Urbanism Research Hub (InfUr-) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Anitra has written several books and many articles about degrowth including:
- Beyond Money: A Post-Capitalist Strategy, Pluto Press,2022
- ‘Work for degrowth’ Green Agenda Quarterly Journal, 2022
- Beyond Money: A Postcapitalist Strategy, Pluto Press, 2022
- Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide, with Vincent Liegey, Pluto Press, 2020
- Food for Degrowth: Perspectives and Practices, with Ferne Edwards, Routledge 2021
- Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities, with François Schneider, Routledge, 2018
Terry Leahy is a conjoint at the School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle. Terry does research in social theory, the global environmental crisis and food security for Africa. Taken as a whole, his work is related to the project of non-market socialism and the gift economy. His current writing and research investigates sustainable agriculture and food security, the global environmental crisis, and the philosophy of the social sciences. His most recent publication is The Politics of Permaculture (Pluto Press, 2021).
See Terry's website — https://gifteconomy.org.au/