The Doughnut for Cities & Regions: A Doughnut Initiatives Sharing Session (Past)

An online sharing session feat. six initiatives, part of the programme of the 8th International Degrowth Conference.

An overview of the event:
The restless expansion of our economies is causing unprecedented crises and threatening our very existence. The 8th International Degrowth Conference, 24—28 August 2021 (online + in-person in the Hague, NL), aims to raise awareness about potential pathways out of these crises.
To no surprise, the Doughnut Model plays a role, too!

As part of the 4-day conference programme, this 90-minutes online sharing session is going to feature six cities and regions (Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Devon, California, Rio de Janeiro). The speakers of each city/region will share their diverse insights on local doughnut initiatives, including initiation, goals, organising process and recent developments, followed by an interactive Q&A.

  • Ana Lavaquial, cofounder LivMundi, an impact network-based movement in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jane Brady, co-founder of the Bioregional Learning Centre, convener of the Devon Doughnut Collective
  • Jared Ruiz Bybee, California Doughnut Economics Coalition
  • Miloš Kovačević, Researcher at the Platform for Theory and Practice of Commons, Belgrade
  • Patrick Léon Gross, co-founder Donut Berlin
  • Rieta Aliredjo, Social Entrepreneur, Advocate and Activist for Circular and Doughnut Economy, Amsterdam
  • Rob Shorter, DEAL Community and Education Lead

How to attend:
To attend this session you will need to sign up for the conference as a whole. You can click here to register. Payment is on a sliding scale. For more information and practical details you can also consult the registration manual.

Further information on the conference:
With its overall theme, Caring Communities for Radical Change, we highlight that care – through solidarity and justice – is central to degrowth as a collective project promoting sustainable, decolonial, feminist and post-capitalist modes of flourishing. The conference will be an invitation to build bridges between social movements, art, research and other practices, bringing together a range of different perspectives and actors.




    Léon Gross

    Berlin, Deutschland

    I am co-initiator of Donut Berlin. Our goal is to bring the Doughnut to Berlin and Berlin into the Doughnut.

    Laura Sturk

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    I've never quite found a box that could contain me. Perhaps the only thing missing was a few sprinkles and some crullers?

    Gianluca Gatti

    Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040

    Acquire the tools and knowledge needed to to activate change in my community.

    Petra de Veld

    Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland

    Cooperation, sharing knowledge, methods en experience

    Elena Biryukova

    I believe in both inner transformation and systemic change in any area we as humanity operate in.

    Kyohee 규희 Kim

    천안시, 충청남도, 대한민국

    I'd like to learn the experiences and efforts of implementing doughnut economics from many places in the world!


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