From May 29th – June 1st 2020, Vienna will host a thematic degrowth conference, focusing on Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation. The Vienna conference will explicitly focus on exploring strategies for a degrowth transformation, complementing the 2020 international degrowth conference in Manchester. The conference is hosted by the association Degrowth Vienna as well as several university institutes from Vienna. It will take place at the University of Vienna and Semper Depot.
The conference will have a participatory design, including a thorough documentation process to generate tangible outcomes for the degrowth movement and research community. The conference consists of two main parts, firstly understanding past and future transformations and the role of strategies and secondly, strategies in practice.
Scholars, practitioners, activists and artists are warmly invited to send proposals before December 31th, 2019 for one or more of the three different forms of contributions: 1) Submitting to a Standard Session, 2) Faciliating a Workshop Session or 3) Hosting Consecutive Session. Within these forms, different formats are welcome, and participants are encouraged you to develop the format which fits your purpose best. Each session lasts 90 minutes. Keep in mind, this conference has a thematic focus on strategies for degrowth, which requires that only submissions closely related to this theme can be accepted.