Alt Shift: a degrowth festival!

Hugs from the Alt Shift Team

Thanks to all of you for your inspiring workshops, crazy dancing energies, feeding our bellies with yummy food, keeping the spaces clean, loud laughter, revolutionary ideas and radical kindness towards helping the degrowth movement to become better at creating inclusive, anti-oppressive spaces. Bisons and see you next year?

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.

This event is co-funded by the Österreichische Gesellschaft für politische Bildung.