Roundtable on Vivir Bien: Eduardo Gudynas

[GREAT TRASNSITION INITIATIVE/ FEBRERO DEL 2018 ] An exchange on Vivir Bien: Old Cosmovisions and New Paradigms Eduardo Gudynas is a senior researcher at the Latin American Center on Social Ecology (CLAES). His work focuses on the environment and alternatives to development, and he is involved with various social movements seeking to advance such alternatives I would like to start by acknowledging that Vivir Bien, … Continue reading Roundtable on Vivir Bien: Eduardo Gudynas

Libro: EL BUEN VIVIR COMO PARADIGMA SOCIETAL ALTERNATIVO

A continuación, compartimos la PRESENTACIÓN del libro “EL BUEN VIVIR COMO PARADIGMA SOCIETAL ALTERNATIVO”. Iremos compartiendo los demás capítulos que nos parecieron muy interesantes para comenzar a entender, hablar y debatir sobre lo que implica el “Vivir Bien”. Agradecemos además el poder seguir compartiendo este destacable trabajo de investigadores varios.   PRESENTACIÓN “EL BUEN VIVIR COMO PARADIGMA SOCIETAL ALTERNATIVO” Fernando García-Quero (Universidad de Granada y … Continue reading Libro: EL BUEN VIVIR COMO PARADIGMA SOCIETAL ALTERNATIVO

Has ‘Degrowth’ Outgrown its Own Name?

[Kate Raworth, http://commonstransition.org%5D The following article presents a debate that was first published on From Poverty to Power, a conversational blog maintained by Duncan Green. It is kicked off by Kate Raworth, renegade economist and development re-thinker, who feels that degrowth has outgrown its name. In reply Giorgos Kallis, the world’s leading academic on degrowth, counters with the view that ‘degrowth’ is still a compelling term. Let the debate begin… Why Degrowth has out-grown … Continue reading Has ‘Degrowth’ Outgrown its Own Name?

La ideología del progreso nos hizo olvidar la Naturaleza

Originally posted on Fundación Solón:
Como un pequeño adelanto de la Conferencia de Joan Martínez Alier “El Ecologismo de los Pobres y el Anti-Extractivismo” que se llevará a cabo el 2 de Marzo a horas 18:30 en la Casa Museo Solón, transcribimos algunos fragmentos de la visión de este ecólogo político y economista catalán. A primera vista, parece que el ecologismo es un… Continue reading La ideología del progreso nos hizo olvidar la Naturaleza

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian [Paul Mason, 07/17/2015, The Guardian, Illustration by Joe Magee] The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, … Continue reading The end of capitalism has begun

Systemic Alternatives workshop August 21 2014

Systemic Alternatives workshop in the European Summer University of Social Movements of ATTAC, Paris, August 21 2014. More than one hundred participants in the dialog between Buen Vivir, deglobalization, the commons, degrowth, rights of Mother Earth… with Susan George, Alberto Acosta, Genevieve Azzam, Walden Bello, Christophe Aguiton, Aminata Traoré, Pablo Solón  and many others. Continue reading Systemic Alternatives workshop August 21 2014

Notes for the Debate: Vivir Bien / Buen Vivir

We recommend to read the Chapter Vivir Bien in the book Systemic Alternatives  https://systemicalternatives.org/2017/03/14/vivir-bien-2/ Versión en español Let’s walk with our backs toward the future and our eyes on the past, so we can find our way to utopia. What is Vivir Bien? Is it an idea that reclaims ethical principles and knowledge? A practice or proposal of the Andean indigenous peoples? A philosophy? A paradigm … Continue reading Notes for the Debate: Vivir Bien / Buen Vivir