Imagine a New Society

science, technology and innovation in a post-growth world

Imagining Post-Growth Societies

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.

4S/ESOCITE. Reunion, recuperation, reconfiguration: Knowledges and technosciences for living together. 7-10 December

Mario Pansera will attend ESOCITE/4S Joint Meeting next December, presenting PROSPERA project and his lastest paper Exploring citizen participation in smart city development in Mexico City: an institutional logics approach.

7-10 December 2022, Chochula (Mexico)

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Unha conversa co Ministro Alberto Garzón. 26 de Setembro 2022 

O 26 de Setembro visitounos o Ministro de Consumo, Alberto Garzón, co que falamos dos límites do crecemento e o papel da universidade na transición ecolóxica. 

26 Setembro 2022, Pontevedra

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EASST 2022. Politics of Technoscientific Futures. 6-9  July

Mario Pansera will organize the Postgrowth Subplenary “Imagine  a Post-Growth Society: Science, Technology and Innovation Beyond Growth” 

6-9 July 2022, Madrid 

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 Seminar Resarch:  Samer Abdelnour “Researching violent contexts: A call for political reflexivity”

Dr Samen Abdelnour, from University of Edimburg, presents his latest paper about political reflexivity and decolonial research methods

21 Jun 2022. Campus de Vigo (Pontevedra)

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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