The 5th International Degrowth Conference will take place in Budapest from 30 August to 3 September 2016. The conference will host more than 500 academics, researchers and practitioners* who will present their latest work through over 40 special sessions and 200 shorter paper presentations, in addition to contributions from twenty keynote speakers.
Programme of the 5th International Degrowth Conference is available here.
For the first time, in parallel to the conference, an open festival “Budapest Degrowth Week” will feature practical workshops, panel and participatory discussions, and also concerts, artistic performances and interactive tours throughout the city. Local residents and the international Degrowth community members are invited to participate in more than 100 events hosted in several venues.
Degrowth has emerged over the last 10 years. This “bomb word” has been used to inspire in-depth debates on whether infinite growth in a finite world is desirable or even possible. The main goal of the Budapest Degrowth conference and week is on one hand to question the limits to growth in understanding the challenges faced by society and on the other hand to implement dialogue about solutions on different levels.
If you have any questions, just contact us!**
Upcoming Events are:
4-15 July, Summer school on degrowth and environmental justice, Barcelona-Cerbère.
But Degrowth in Budapest is also already happening:
* We finally decided to accept all the participants who either have a accepted special session or individual paper or pre-registered before the deadline (June 1). We are now going up to 600 participants.
** Please note that most of the members of the conference team will be recharging their batteries during the second half of July. For this reason the communication will be running in slow mode; we will respond your questions and requests, but please be patient. Thank you for your understanding.