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Namn på projektet: The Degrowth Toolbox for Artistic Practices
Kontaktperson: Alexandra Papademetriou
Kommun: Göteborg
Projekt ID: 1088
Startdatum: 2023-10-15
Plats: Galleri 54 + website
Länka till ditt projekt.: https://www.degrowthtoolbox.net/ – https://www.facebook.com/events/220003421116878/



The Degrowth Toolbox for Artistic Practices is a text-based artistic research project exploring these questions: ‘How can a degrowth approach to the arts be imagined and implemented? Art is often mobilised within activist movements in the service of social change, but how can activist values enter artistic practices to create a more equitable and humane field?’

The K-Pengar stipend went towards the development of this project for 1) a solo exhibition at Galleri 54 in Göteborg (with the title ‘Like Roots Splitting Stone’) in December 2023, 2) the production of a publication, and 3) the development of a website with the collected texts from the project (degrowthtoolbox.net). In addition to the above, within the framework of the exhibition I invited a member of the Malmö-based research group Institutet För Nerväxtstudier to present the group’s activities, and together we hosted a collective discussion around the questions “How can we activate people’s imaginations? How can we organise and demand something better?”.

This project and the exhibition in Galleri 54 have been recently written about in an article by art historian Serena De Dominicis for the Italian degrowth association L’Associazione per la Decrescita: https://www.decrescita.it/di-semi-scatole-e-cassette-degli-attrezzi/