Talk | Ecofeminist degrowth or imposed austerity?


Transition proposals need feminisms to imagine more just futures. We’ll discuss it with Corinna Dengler and Júlia Martí next Tuesday February 20.

The militarist and securitarian trends and the bailout to transnational companies by the powerful states through green capitalism are diverting public funds, robbing us once again the possibility to build an ecofeminist future. It seems that we have already forgotten that essential jobs, the need to protect those who sustain life and the urgency to make sure everyone lives a dignified life. 

In addition, technological innovation is seen as the solution for the climate emergency, without taking into account basic questions asked by feminists such as “which are the jobs and sectors socially necessary to sustain life on Earth?”. Any institution doing public investments in the name of the ecosocial transition should consider this question.

In this context, we will analize the multiple crisis (ecological, care, debt, etc.) from an ecofeminist standpoint, in order to shed light on invisible debts, and we will also discuss alternatives. Specifically, we want to tackle degrowth-ecofeminist proposals, which aim at bringing together feminist contributions to transform the current care system and reassess essential jobs, the defence of degrowth as a fair and necessary way out to make the responsible for the crisis accountable and, at the same time, respect planetary boundaries.

We will discuss it with:

  • Corinna Dengler, researcher in feminist and ecological economics, member of Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance
  • Júlia Martí Comas, researcher at the Debt Observatory in Globalisation (ODG)

Tuesday February 20 at 6.30pm

At Pati Llimona (Carrer del Regomir, 3, Barcelona)

*Interpretation available in English and Catalan.

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