Eine Welt Stadt Berlin ist
Berliner Entwicklungspolitischer Ratschlag (BER)
FairBindung e.V.
02.11.2018 19:00 - 21:00
RAW//cc, Temporaum im Beamtenwohnhaus, Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin

Transforming urban landscapes beyond capitalist growth

From collective housing to affordable and environmentally sustainable urban landscapes How can we establish degrowth in urban and rural neighbourhoods to satisfy the basic material and social need of housing? How can we apply the principles of sufficiency and conviviality – living a ‘one planet lifestyle’ with a common ecological footprint – in housing practices?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to great interest in the event, we changed the location – CRACK BELLMER (on the RAW compound) will be hosting us on Friday. Be sure to come on time and/or register – first come, first serve.
Crack Bellmer – Revaler Straße 99 –10245 Berlin
(formerly: RAW//cc – Temporaum im Beamtenwohnhaus)

Drawing on more than 20 activist-scholar contributions, the editors of the recently published Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities (Routledge) will present their book in conversation with Michael La Fond, Institute for Creative Sustainability, and talk about a degrowth-approach to housing, revealing grassroots achievements, practical models and principles and the crucial policy changes needed to optimise bottom-up efforts. Cases include analysis of housing struggles that reach beyond a ‘right to the city’ to a ‘right to metabolism’, campaigns for refurbishment of social housing, and a cooperative model for financing and organising German housing as an alternative to mainstream market and government housing.

Co-edited by activist-scholars Anitra Nelson (Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University in Melbourne) and François Schneider (Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Barcelona, initiator of Research & Degrowth, degrowth conferences and pioneer activist of degrowth), Housing for Degrowth presents a range of cases and models from various countries and continents — amongst others Italy, Norway, Vanuatu, India, Germany, USA, Australia and Denmark. 

The event will be held in English. Entrance is not barrier-free, but get in touch for possible assistance.
Special paperback print run available directly from the editors at 25 Euros per copy.

We appreciate a short registration mail: Kristina.utz [aat] fairbindung.org

The event is part of the EXPERIMENTDAYS 2018. In cooperation with id22: Institut für kreative NachhaltigkeitResearch & Degrowth and RAW//cc.



Kristina Utz