How to transform?

While I’m writing this, Elokapina, Extinction Rebellion in Finland, runs an autumn rebellion in front of the Finnish Parliament House. Unsurprisingly, public debate has started again about the usefulness of their strategy: whether blocking one of the main streets in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is effective or not. Will it repel potential supporters or … Continue reading How to transform?

Degrowth, it’s time to get real – Reflections on the importance of everyday encounters

Although politicians say they want solutions, they don’t need them as much as they need opening up disagreements.

Open letter and petition: Europe, it’s time to end the growth dependency

Nine years ago I attended the first high profile degrowth seminar in Finland. While I was new to the topic, the argumentation made sense and I became increasingly involved with the degrowth movement that debates and advocates for giving up on our cultural and political dependency on economic growth. In September 2018, there was a historical … Continue reading Open letter and petition: Europe, it’s time to end the growth dependency

Browsing through books: Farewell to growth by Serge Latouche

Serge Latouche’s book Farewell to growth (translated by David Macey, orig. Petit traité de la décroissance sereine) is a classic in degrowth literature. I first familiarised with it in 2010, when I attended my first degrowth conference in Finland entitled Alternatives to the growth economy. It was a high-profile meeting organised by The Finnish Association for … Continue reading Browsing through books: Farewell to growth by Serge Latouche