Good Life for All! Lund's Global Degrowth Day celebrations

Want to do some yoga, learn how to juggle or engage in discussions on alternative forms of society, aiming at the well-being of all people and fellow creatures? Then you should join us in the celebration of Global Degrowth Day!

On 1st June 2019 there will be many different public events all over the world to share alternatives to a growth-based society. In the Lund/Malmö-area we want to celebrate Global Degrowth Day as well, bringing together actors working for global justice, sustainability, and well-being. In Lund, the event will include two thought provoking keynote sessions on the notion of degrowth, its relation to technology, feminism and the way we are imagining our future. This will be combined with activities and workshops hosted by groups and organisations related to degrowth ideas. During the day we will provide you with a simple, organic and vegan lunch. Feel free to bring any food or fika! Degrowth is all about sharing and caring.

All people, groups, organizations and movements that feel connected to the degrowth ideas are asked to participate. We imagine a diverse movement with the aim of creating a more self-determined and thoughtful way of living together!

The Program

9.00-10.00 Yoga with Lund Yoga Community - LYC–> Website:
Location: Grass area in front of main University Library building

10.15-11:00 Fika offered and ready at the event’s location - Gender Department, building M, level 2 (Hangaren)

11:00 - 13.00 Panel discussion on degrowth
with Ekaterina Chertkovskaya (Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Lund), Riya Raphael (Gender Studies, Lund) and Andreas Roos (Human Ecology, Lund)
The discussion will involve introducing degrowth and then zooming in on the connection of degrowth and feminism, as well as technology.

13.00-14.00 Convivial Lunch
Location: Gender department or grass area in front of University Library

14.00-16.30 Get to know some degrowth initiatives - Come and join our workshops! Location: Grass in front of the Main University Library building

16:30-17:00 What can we learn from degrowth and what’s ahead? With Ekaterina Chertkovskaya

More info…

Lund Yoga Community - LYC is a donations-based community. The suggested donation is 50 SEK. Bring your own yoga mat or borrow it from a friend :slight_smile:

  • Lunch: The Institute will provide some snacks but the potluck format is the most preferred: let’s all bring some food and share!
  • Global Degrowth Days are organized all over the world! They take the form of picnics and outdoors activities. We hope the sun will help us out, contingency plans will be announced in case the weather will not be good!

Who we are:

Degrowth institute/Institutet för nerväxtstudier

After having organized the VI International Degrowth Conference last summer, the Institute now functions as a NGO organising public events – degrowth cafes, lectures, workshops etc – to inform the public about degrowth and related issues (more info can be found on the website:

The Institute welcomes the great initiative of a group of degrowth passionates from LUMID - MSc in International Development and Management - who have volunteered to organize the event in partnership with the Institute.