Degrowth Forum Athens 2015

Travlou, P. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description

This is the first event on degrowth in Greece. Its aim was to bring together a number of key researchers, policy makers and activists to discuss concepts, themes and proposals on the degrowth agenda. The key objective of the Degrowth Forum is to collate all contributions to a special issue/proceedings that the organising committee will then submit to the newly elected Greek Government. This is to promote a series of proposals on the implementation of a degrowth agenda on urban, social, cultural and land-use issues in national level. I was invited together with internationally-renown curator Daphne Dragona to discuss collaborative artistic practices and peer-to-peer learning for a grassroots and participatory arts policy. I presented a) examples from my ethnographic research for the ELMCIP project focusing on Do-It-With-Others (DIWO) and co-creative practices within the digital arts and b) how they can be used as an innovative model in artistic practice with the participation of the audience in both production/creation and consumption of artworks.
Period20 Feb 201522 Feb 2015
Event typeConference
LocationAthens, Greece

Keywords

  • degrowth
  • peer-to-peer values
  • sustainability
  • ecology
  • policy making