Post Growth


WED, 20 April 2022
Cukrarna, Ljubljana

What ideological, social and biophysical factors precipitate the current environmental crises? What agency is available for transformative practices and imaginaries to redefine how we satisfy our energy and material requirements and avert large scale ecosystemic breakdown?

Post Growth invites us to challenge the dominant narratives about growth and progress, and explore the radical implications of various artistic prototypes, like an economic model based on energy emitted by the Sun. This speculative research provides perspectives for a shift away from the overexploitation of fossil fuels on which the reproduction of our societies mainly depends today. Post Growth re-envisions the social metabolism through an understanding of the energy it requires. It aims to reconsider the critical dimension of living and material activities of the biosphere, drawing on ecofeminism, indigenous knowledge, environmental accounting and historical materialism.

Post Growth is an invitation to a collective and practical examination of our shared future, examining the notion of growth, in its many facets and implications, and testing the limits of technology, of politics and of our imaginations.

Part of Tactics & Practice #12: New Extractivism.

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