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For Solidarity: Call out for Co-Investigators

21 July 2021 - 9 August 2021

Paid opportunity to attend the 8th International Degrowth Conference: Caring Communities for Radical Change.

We are looking for up to five people who are interested in attending an online conference about Degrowth and Radical Care and afterwards sharing with us their thoughts / learnings / ideas / feelings about the themes.  Feedback could be given as an informal conversation, by email, video, voice recording, drawing.  We also welcome alternative suggestions. 

 

KEY DATES & TIMES: 

Conference: Tuesday 24th – Thursday 26th August 2021 (Co-investigators are not expected to attend the full the conference)

Note: The online conference programme will run daily from 8am – 8pm (UK)

Deadline for applications: Mon 9th August 2021, 5pm

Selected participants will be informed by: Friday 13th August 2021

FEE: £100 + Conference Ticket (This fee reflects the co-investigator attending one event and feedback time)

Details of the conference

The conference aims to highlight that care – through solidarity and justice – is central to degrowth as a collective project promoting sustainable, decolonial, feminist and post capitalist ways of flourishing.

Online events will run daily between 8am and 8pm UK time and will include lots of exciting sessions, workshops, film screenings and many more happenings.

During the three-day online conference there will also be three online plenaries that all conference attendees can join.  They will be on the following topics:

  • Green New Deals & Degrowth
  • Agrarian & Urban Dialogues on Degrowth
  • Embodying Degrowth for a Healing Transformation

What is degrowth?

Degrowth is an idea that critiques the global capitalist system which pursues growth at all costs, causing human exploitation and environmental destruction. The degrowth movement of activists and researchers advocates for societies that prioritise social and ecological well-being instead of corporate profits, over-production and excess consumption. This requires radical redistribution, reduction in the material size of the global economy, and a shift in common values towards care, solidarity and autonomy. Degrowth means transforming societies to ensure environmental justice and a good life for all within planetary boundaries.

Platform:

The online conference will use a custom-designed, open source, non-proprietary platform where participants will be able to meet, interact, discuss, collaborate, as well as follow the program and the latest updates.

Further details will be sent out to the selected applicants.

Website link: https://www.degrowth.nl

What are co-investigators?

Co-investigators are people who feed back to us about their experiences. Through the co-investigator call-outs we hope to gain insights from different perspectives, start conversations and develop new relationships. We particularly welcome applications from people whose identities are currently under-represented in the arts.

Outcomes:

We are not looking for specific outcomes, but the feedback and conversations will inform our future thinking and programme.

What do you need to attend?

The conference will take place across three consecutive days. There are lots of online events listed throughout that time – and your ticket will provide you with full access. You can attend as many events as you want, however you only need to attend one event of interest.

What experience do I need?

We are interested in applications from people with different levels of experience in this area.  We are not experts in this field, and we do not expect you to be.  We are looking for people who are enthusiastic and interested in the theme of degrowth and care and who would like to be part of an open conversation about it.

How to apply

If you are interested in attending the conference as a co-investigator with The NewBridge Project, please write no more than 250 words about why you would like to attend and any access requirements.

Alternatively, you could apply by sending a video or voice recording, including the same information as described above.

Please send your expression of interest to Hannah Kirkham at h.kirkham@thenewbridgeproject.com

 

 

If you have any further questions or would like to have a chat, please get in contact with Hannah Kirkham & Niomi Fairweather at the following emails –

h.kirkham@thenewbridgeproject.com

n.fairweather@thenewbridgeproject.com

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