“Post-Growth Toolkit (selected videos)” by Nicolas Maigret, Maria Roszkowska, Baruch Gottlieb, Jérôme Saint-Clair

  • ©, Nicolas Maigret, Maria Roszkowska, Baruch Gottlieb, and Jérôme Saint-Clair, Post-Growth Toolkit (selected videos)


    Post-Growth Toolkit (selected videos)

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Artist Statement:

    Exhibition. Forum des Images, May 16 – 21 and Le Cube Garges, May 15 – 18 May, 17:00 h

    Nicolas Maigret & Maria Roszkowskaare ISEA2023 selected artists

    The selection of videos from Disnovation.org’s Post Growth Toolkit project will challenge dominant narratives of growth and progress and explore speculative models of environmental accounting at the limits of the quantifiable.

    A toolkit to facilitate orientation in the context of the current environmental crises

    What ideological, social and biophysical factors have precipitated the current environmental crises? What leverage is available for transformative practices and imaginaries to overcome the continuous growth of our energy consumption? The Post Growth Toolkit invites us to challenge the dominant narratives about growth and progress, and re-envision social metabolism through an understanding of the energy it requires, reconnecting human survival with the living, material qualities of the biosphere, drawing on ecofeminism, indigenous knowledge, environmental accounting and historical materialism.

    In order to better understand the foundations of today’s political and ecological crises, the artist collective set out to meet researchers, theoreticians and activists, and collected an archive of stories and operational concepts in the form of video interviews. These proposals seek to encourage the prototyping and envisioning of radically different modes of living in relation with our environment.

    This tactical card game invites us to reprogram ourselves out of the economic growth orthodoxy. Through a compilation of stories, concepts and tactics, it proposes to stimulate new modes of understanding and new paths of imagination in the context of current environmental crises.

    Download the Card Game: http://postgrowth.art/pages/pdfs/PGT_Cards_A4_EN.pdf
    Download the Game Board: http://postgrowth.art/pages/pdfs/PGTK_game-board_letter-US.pdf
    Download Instructions (beta version): http://postgrowth.art/pages/pdfs/PGTK_form_letter-A4.pdf

    An initiative by DISNOVATION.ORG (Nicolas Maigret & Maria Roszkowska) with Julien Maudet, Clémence Seurat, Pauline Briand & Baruch Gottlieb
    Production: iMAL
    Co-production: Biennale Chroniques – 3bis f
    With support from: University of California Irvine, Productions Intérieures Brutes, ArTeC, La Labomedia, UCL Louvain La Neuve, CNC (Dicréam)