Alt Shift: a degrowth festival!

24.08 - 28.08 / 2022

✧ A space for holistic, embodied and political knowledge generation

✧ A space for the degrowth community to gather, organise and celebrate

✧ A space to collectively contribute to the socio-ecological transition towards a good life for all

Programme

Be part of our co-created space.

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Team

We were organisers, participants or volunteers, and all aspiring change makers. Learn about our story and our members.

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Theatre of the Oppressed

In this workshop we will explore together and with our bodies what collective resilience means to us

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(Un)Building Degrowth

(Un)Building Degrowth is a practical round table where to discuss, learn, teach, question, confront and understand concepts like Architecture of Degrowth, democratic building, participatory design,…

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Ecology through Physicality

The workshop is an experimental training aimed at deepening participants' perceptions about their presence in the environment and in the group, to then amplify this perception to society as a whole,…

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Climate Fresk

Want to help tackle climate change but don’t have the time to become a climate scientist?

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Thanks everyone for joining this first edition!

What is Degrowth?

There are many ways to define it: as an activist slogan, a social and political movement, an umbrella concept, an academic current... 

All in all, it's a call for radical social, political and economic transformation in order to bring so-called 'developed' societies back into balance with the living world, in a way that reduces inequality and improves human well-being.

Degrowth is a pluralistic, subversive and open-ended utopia: a call for a new, qualitatively different world that will emerge from and through confronting the existing one.

Degrowth is not alone. It is just one among many alternatives to development. All these worldviews and practices compose the Pluriverse: "A world where many worlds fit", as the Zapatistas say.

For a more detailed definition, check out the amazing degrowth.info website. Feel free to delve into their many resources, and if the idea speaks to you, welcome in the community!

An audio impression of the alt-shift in the making!