Cross-Perspectives on Post-Growth Societies

As the next decades of the twenty-first century herald a series of major upheavals (climate change, rising social inequalities, economic, democratic and energy crises), it becomes imperative to reflect on the institutional changes needed to ensure a common future capable of responding to the various needs of the population. This is why the Cross-Perspectives on Post-Growth Societies project aims to bring together an interdisciplinary team of researchers to establish the outlines of ecological, just, democratic societies free from the imperative of unlimited growth.


  • Encourage reflection on new development models and alternative life forms, notably through the critical discussion of Resonance: a sociology of the relation to the world (Rosa, 2018) and Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons (Federici, 2018).
  • To develop avenues of action by addressing different dimensions of a new institutionalized social order: democratization of the economy, common, local and international politics, social reproduction activities, appropriate technologies, etc.
  • Experimenting with new research practices “in common”, in particular through the co-construction of the project and an editorial retreat in “booksprint” format.

Research activities:

  • Three workshops in autumn 2019: (dates to be confirmed)
  • Study days with the participation of Silvia Federici and Hartmut Rosa: 15-16 November 2019
  • Intensive Draft Retreat: (date to be confirmed)