Zukunften und Storytelling. Anton Brokow-Loga + Friederike Landau, Saskia Hebert, Kris Kroiß

Read the three contributions to the book «Postwachstumsstadt» by Brokow-Loga / Landau, Hebert and Kroiß and respond to them in the form of two blog-posts. Before posting a
new comment please read the comments your fellow students made before you and try to relate to them.

Post your responses in German or English.
Submission dates – June 15th 2020 and June 16th 2020

Please feel free to contribute more than twice, the total number of words should be approximately 250.

Post-growth planning – six theses. Christian Lamker + Viola Schulze-Dieckhoff

Christian Lamker and Viola Schulze-Dieckhoff develop six theses for post-growth planning in their respective paper of 2019 and in an updated „corona“ version of 2020.

Read these propositions critically and respond to them in the form of a blog-post. As always, don’t give a summary of the reading itself. Instead, understand the paper as an invitation to think of the topic in discussion, respond to it! What thoughts or feelings does it evoke? Do you agree with the ideas put forward in the text, do you disagree? What is your opinion? What comes to your mind?

Before posting a new comment please read the comments your fellow students made before you. Take them into consideration and try to relate to the opinions expressed therein with your own contribution.

Post your responses in German or English.

Submission date for response 01 – May 25th 2020

Submission date for response 02 – May 26th 2020

Please feel free to contribute more than twice, the total number of words should be
approximately 250.

Additionally, watch the following presentations to embed your considerations into the broader context of economy and society:

Naomi Klein: Coronavirus Capitalism – and how to beat it, 2020
Rutger Bregman: Poverty isn‘t a lack of character; it‘s a lack of cash, 2017

Staying with the Trouble. Donna Haraway

Haraway, D. J. (2016). Staying with the trouble: Making kin in the Chthulucene. Duke University Press; Introduction.

Please respond to the text in the form of a blog-post. Don’t give a summary of the reading itself as all of us will read it. Instead, understand it as an invitation to think of the topic in discussion, respond to it! What thoughts or feelings does it evoke? Do you agree with the ideas put forward in the text, do you disagree? What is your opinion? What comes to your mind?

Before posting a new comment please notice the comments your fellow students made before you. Read them, take them into consideration, try to relate to the opinions expressed therein with your own contribution.

Feel free to further investigate Donna Haraway.

A wonderful introduction to her thinking is the film «Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival» by Fabrizio Terranova: https://earthlysurvival.org/

Post your responses in German or English.

Submission date for response 01 – May 04th 2020
Submission date for response 02 – May 05th 2020

Please feel free to contribute more than twice, the total number of words should be approximately 250.

Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy. Jem Bendell

Please find the paper here in English and here in German.

Please respond to the considerations of Jem Bendell in the form of a blog-post. Don’t give a summary of the reading itself as all of us will read the paper. Instead, understand the paper as an invitation to think of the topic in discussion, respond to it! What thoughts or feelings does it evoke? Do you agree with the ideas put forward in the text, do you disagree? What is your opinion? What comes to your mind?

Before posting a new comment please notice the comments your fellow students made before you. Read them, take them into consideration, try to relate to the opinions expressed therein with your own contribution.

Post your responses in German or English.

Submission date for response 01 – April 27th 2020
Submission date for response 02 – April 28th 2020

Please feel free to contribute more than twice, the total number of words should be approximately 250.