UNMAKING: a research programme on the disruption of capitalism in societal transformation to sustainability


Julia Spanier presents at University of Amsterdam

On 18 October Julia Spanier gave a talk titled ‘Rural-urban degrowth transformations: lessons from community-supported agriculture’ at the Postgrowth Cities project at the University of Amsterdam. Julia’s talk built on research from her PhD, and addressed the following questions: How are degrowth transformations facilitated and hindered by present-day rural-urban relations? What is the role and meaning of the rural in urban degrowth futures? And how can we imagine city-countryside relations fit for a degrowth society? To engage with these questions, we will discuss the case of community- supported agriculture, and the way these agricultural initiatives attempt to mend the cultural ‘rift’ between city and countryside.