The WEGO proposal on ‘Living well-together: feminism, degrowth and the ‘good life’ has been accepted for the 7th International Degrowth and 16th ISEE Joint Conference: Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis taking place from 1 – 5 September 2020 at The University of Manchester, UK.
Presenters anticipated: Irene Leonardelli; Chizu Sato; Constance Dupuis; Martina Padmanabhan; Enid Still; Gülay Caglar; Marlene Gomez; Panagiota Kotsila; Ilenia Iengo; Alice Owen; Stefania Barca; Seema Kulkarni; Sabrina Aguiari; Rebecca Elmhirst and Wendy Harcourt
The subtheme will look at how diverse communities respond to economic and ecological changes by organizing for well-being in efforts to move out of situations of discrimination, oppression and inequality. The focus will be on how caste, race, age, gender, sexuality and class relations can be reshaped in emerging practices of commoning, community economies and how communities can generate successful strategies across and with difference of ‘living well together’. The subtheme will bring together concepts of queer, trans and feminist political ecology, decoloniality, and post development in an open debate on how to interrogate hierarchies as we think about living well together building communities for well-being based on emancipation and sustainability.