Events & outreach

Conferences sessions (co-)organization

Doing scholar-activism: tensions and possibilities. Pathways to Sustainability Conference, 11-14 October 2021, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Degrowth, rurality and agri-food systems: expanding an emerging research field. 8th International Degrowth Conference, 23-28 August 2021, Den Haag, the Netherlands. With Leonie Guerrero Lara, Guilherme Raj, Jacob Smessaert, Julia Spanier, Laura van Oers.

Urban-rural dialogues on degrowth: conference plenary. 8th International Degrowth Conference, 23-28 August 2021, Den Haag, the Netherlands. with Federico Savini.

Andean communities in the face of global change: Risks, uncertainties and opportunities for transformation. Session at the Resilience 2014 conference (Montpellier, France, 4-8 May 2014). This session has resulted in a Special Issue on Resilience in the rural Andes published in the journal Regional Environmental Change. With Diana Sietz.

Integrated simulation modelling in farming systems research. Session at the 10th European Symposium of the International Farming Systems Association (Aarhus, Denmark, 1-4 July 2012). With Claudia Sattler.

Conference (co-)organization

Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, Pathways to Sustainability Conference, 11-14 October 2021, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Member of the Organizing Assembly, 8th International Degrowth Conference, 23-28 August 2021, Den Haag, the Netherlands.

Member of the Organizing Committee, Second Utrecht Degrowth Symposium (online due to COVID-19): From circular economy to circular society, 15 May 2020, Utrecht University [over 600 attendees; https://ontgroei.degrowth.net/towards-a-circular-society-an-overview-of-the-second-online-utrecht-degrowth-symposium/ ].

Member of the Organizing Committee, First Utrecht Degrowth Symposium, 28 June 2019, Utrecht University [ca. 300 attendees; https://ontgroei.degrowth.net/utrecht-degrowth-symposium/ ].

Member of the Scientific Committee, Transformations 2019 Conference, 16-17 October, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Member of the Scientific Committee,13th International Farming System Association European Symposium, 1-5 July 2018, Chania, Greece.

Member of the Scientific Committee,12th International Farming System Association European Symposium, 12-15 July 2016, Harper Adams University, United Kingdom.

Member of the Scientific Committee,11th International Farming System Association European Symposium, 2-4 April 2014, Humboldt University, Germany.


Public events that I have co-organized

First Utrecht Degrowth Symposium: Introducing degrowth to the Netherlands, 28 June 2019, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

The concept of degrowth is now widely researched and practiced across Europe, but so far remained largely unexplored in the Netherlands. The first Utrecht Degrowth Symposium was organized to change this and to introduce degrowth thinking to the larger public. An interest in alternative, not growth-addicted pathways to sustainable future turned out to be high, as the event attracted more than 300 people from all over the Netherlands and from diverse sectors of the economy - academia, NGOs, public institutions, businesses. For those who could not come, we present below summaries of the three presentations. If you wish to watch the entire lecture yourself, video recordings can be found at the end of each summary. Watch the presentations and panel discussion here.

Second Utrecht Degrowth Symposium (online): From Circulas Economy to Circular Society, 26 May 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

The event had over 1500 registrations from various sectors including academia, NGOs, public sector, private companies. Some of the key discussion topics included the current challenges of the circular economy concept and the need to go beyond market-based circular solutions. This demonstrated the necessity to think of fair and regenerative circular society rather than simply an eco-efficient circular economy. Watch the presentations and panel discussion here.

Selected blog posts I have (co-)authored

How Not To Go ‘Back To Normal’ After COVID-19: Planning For Post-Neoliberal Development. Blog Post in: EADI.org, 11 May 2021.

El valor de la agricultura periurbana: más allá de la productividad. Blog post in: Latin American Network, 18 June 2020.

Degrowth and the unmakinig of capitalism. Blog post in: ongroei.degrowth.net, 5 February 2020.

Strategies for a degrowth transformation: How useful are historical analogies?. Blog post in: degrowth.info, 9 October 2019.

Peri-urban land grabbing in Colombia. In: Utrecht University online news, 17 June 2019.

Acaparamiento de tierras en espacios periurbanos en Colombia. Blog post in: Latin American Network, 12 June, 2019.

Researching the Geography of Transition. Blog post in: Transition Research Network, October 2017.

Selected media coverage (to read)

O decrescimento e a desconstrução do capitalismo. By Fernanda Rocha Vidal on Medium.com, 28 May, 2020.

Glaciers are retreating. Millions rely on their waters. By Henry Fountain and Ben C. Solomon on New York Times, 16 Jan, 2019.

Sistemas agroalimentarios sostenibles para Sogamoso. In: Periodico Enterese, 20 August 2018.

Nuevas visiones para el territorio Sogamoseño. In: El Agora Blog, 20 August 2018.

Selected media coverage (to listen or watch)

Giuseppe Feola on degrowth. Interview by Action for Solidarity Environment Equality and Diversity (ASEED) team, May 2020.

Giuseppe Feola and Richard J Nunes on researching Transition. Interview by R. Hopkins in Transition Culture Blog, April 2014.