Imagine a New Society

science, technology and innovation in a post-growth world

What would Science, Technology and Innovation look like in a world not driven by the endless pursuit of economic growth? What exciting futures would begin to take shape if we harnessed technological and scientific advances for something other than growth alone? What new worlds might we be able to conceive if human wellbeing and the natural environment were the primary focus of innovation?

Here at the Post-Growth Innovation Lab, these questions lie at the heart of our work. Our research strives to address the important dilemmas that face Science, Technology and Innovation within the context of a post-growth world. Innovating without growth means using interdisciplinary thinking to reimagine a new future: a future sensitive to the needs of the different stakeholders who will inhabit it, and able to address the economic, ecological, sociopolitical, and gender-based inequalities that affect us all.


Seminar “ICT innovations as the driver of  techno-solutionism and neo-colonial world order” 

Prof Srinjoy Mitra
University of Edinburgh

Data: Martes,20 de febreiro de 2024
Hora: 11:00 h

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Seminar “Environmental Accounting – Life Cycle Assessment, Emergy Accounting” 

Remo Santagata
Università Telemática Pegaso

Data: Luns, 19 de febreiro de 2024
Hora: 11:00 h

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Seminar “Technology, objects and waste: Repairing eco-social damages for a more-than-human communality” 

Blanca Callén
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Data: Mércores, 24 de xaneiro de 2024
Hora: 13:00 h

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Deadline extension for abstracts submission

Call for Abstracts will be open until January 19, 2024. All those interested in presenting their work at the ESEE-Degrowth 2024 International Conference can send their proposals.

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A snail, after adding a number of widening rings to the delicate structure of its shell, suddenly brings its accustomed building activities to a stop. A single additional ring would increase the size of the shell sixteen times. Instead of contributing to the welfare of the snail, it would burden the creature with such an excess of weight that any increase in its productivity would henceforth be literally outweighed by the task of coping with the difficulties created by enlarging the shell beyond the limits set by its purpose. At that point, the problems of overgrowth begin to multiply geometrically, while the snail’s biological capacity can at best be extended arithmetically.

Ivan Illich