Degrow. Celebrate. Educate.

Alt Shift Festival 28th July to 2nd August 2024, Alt Shift A Degrowth Festival, Kunst in der Natur, Gars am Kamp, Vienna, Austria


Come to AltShift 2024! Spend a week in the forests of Austria from July 28th - August 2nd learning about degrowth, alliances, art, strategy, conviviality and more:)

AltShift 2024 is all about building alliances!

Next to our good old degrowthers, we explicitly welcome friends and allies from other eco socialist and social justice movements such as the climate justice movement, feminist abolitionism, queer and trans movements, migrant solidarity and black and indigenous rights movements. We want to create a space to learn from each other and support our connected struggles. Join us in this endeavour!

Open Call for Alt Shift 2024

We are harvesting inputs for the Alliance Gardens: a collection of spaces spread around the festival site participants can explore alliances and reflect on how to build allyship, rethink strategies, ask questions and search for answers. These spaces include various exhibition sites, planted and hidden art pieces and creation labs. 

We would like to co-create the Alliance Gardens. We are looking to harvest for our collective knowledge and gather art and media pieces on alliances. These can be, but are not limited to: short movies, photo projects, performances, poems, drawings, zines, collages, books, readings, songs, etc. 

We are looking for art/media that: 

  • Is about collaborations between groups or individuals, as well as interspecies cooperation
  • Is about intersectionality
  • Amplifies demands of collective struggles 
  • Represents actions of solidarity and alliance 
  • Visibilize alternative epistemologies
  • Points out to what's needed to support each other 
  • Explore imaginative, speculative, fictional, utopian futures

Reach out to us with your contributions at and we will get back to you!

Alt Shift Manifesto

If it's a shift we are desiring in our society, a shift away from eco-social injustices, from consumerism, from the colonial matrix of power; a shift in a direction we are shining lights on, even if we need more lights to pave the way. Then this shift must be preceded by pressing Alt.

Alt+Shift is a combination of keys that allows us to open up a window of possibilities from the few keys that we are given in our keyboard. It is opening another world that yet it's difficult to envision with solely the tools we've been given. We need new tools and a new narrative, that must be altogether altering, alternative and altruistic.

Alt-ogether, because to change something, we must start everywhere.

Alt-ering, because everything must change. 

Alt-ernative because green growth, "development" and ecomodernism are not path forwards but narratives that are advancing a capitalist and colonial agenda.

Alt-ruistic, because caring must be at the centre, and no one must be left behind. Let's explore together where alt-shift will bring us.

Alshift is created by the Shift Slow Association

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