Welcome to the podcast of the HAU discussion series “Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence” – the series on ecological questions and their intersections with political, economical and cultural dimensions. The second edition of the series had the title: “Fossile Economies, Degrowth Economies” and focused on the dependency of capitalist production on fossil fuels and our belief in endless economic growth: Why are we so dependend on fossils? What roles do they play in our growth centered economies? Can there be green, ecologically sustainable growth? And finally, is it too late to introduce a transformation to prevent climate catastrophe?
With the discussion series, we aim to take an intersectional perspective on ecological questions. The second event took place at HAU1 on 21 January 2020. The guests were:
Andreas Malm, Associate Senior Lecturer in Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden the author of the books “Fossil Capital” and “The Progress of This Storm. Nature and Society in a Warming World”.
Andrea Vetter is the co-author of “Degrowth/Postwachstum. An Introduction” (Junius, 2019), transformation-researcher, a journalist and the spokeswoman of the NGO and think tank “Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie”.
Tadzio Müller is a political scientist, climate justice activist and consultant for climate justice and energy democracy at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin.
The discussion was moderated by Margarita Tsomou.
Podcast Production: Fritz Schlüter. Speaker: Orlando de Boeyken. Jingle: Sonja Deffner.
“Burning Futures” is an event series by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. With kind support by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Initiated by Margarita Tsomou (HAU Hebbel am Ufer) and curated by Maximilian Haas.