What ideological, social and biophysical factors have precipitated the current environmental crises? What leverage is available for transformative practices and imaginaries to overcome the continuous growth of our energy consumption? The Post Growth Toolkit invites us to challenge the dominant narratives about growth and progress, and re-envision social metabolism through an understanding of the energy it requires, reconnecting human survival with the living, material qualities of the biosphere, drawing on ecofeminism, indigenous knowledge, environmental accounting and historical materialism.
In order to better understand the foundations of today’s political and ecological crises, the artist collective set out to meet researchers, theoreticians and activists, and collected an archive of stories and operational concepts in the form of video interviews. These proposals seek to encourage the prototyping and envisioning of radically different modes of living in relation with our environment.
Video Interviews [A-Z]
Energy and Extremity
Environment vs Ecology
Ideology of Growth
Interspecies Wealth Transfer
Reduction of Complexity
The 7th Generation Principle
The ANT Manifesto
USA as an Experiment
This tactical card game invites us to reprogram ourselves out of the economic growth orthodoxy. Through a compilation of stories, concepts and tactics, it proposes to stimulate new modes of understanding and new paths of imagination in the context of current environmental crises.
An initiative by DISNOVATION.ORG (Nicolas Maigret & Maria Roszkowska) with Julien Maudet, Clémence Seurat, Pauline Briand & Baruch Gottlieb
Production: iMAL | Co-production: Biennale Chroniques - 3bis f | With support from: University of California Irvine, Productions Intérieures Brutes, ArTeC, La Labomedia, UCL Louvain La Neuve, CNC (Dicréam)
Interviewees: Geoffrey C. Bowker, Rose O’Leary, Valerie Olson, Bill Tomlinson | Transcription & translation: Dasha Ilina, Pauline Briand, Ana Ascencio, Camille Martenot
Pictures, design & illustrations: DISNOVATION.ORG | Camera assistant: Yubo Dong | Web design: Macha Savykine | Adapted from solar.lowtechmagazine.com by Marie Otsuka & Roel Roscam Abbing