• 16 March 2013
  • Copenhagen
  • Venue:
    Lager, Post og Service,
    Peter Ipsens Alle 27
    2400 Copenhagen NV

    Registration and information (also concerning hotels, etc.): transform.denmark@gmail.com

    Deadline for registration: 11 March 2013

    Participation fee: DKK 100 (to be paid at the entrance)

    Conference language: English

    More detailed information on conference, speakers and contributions soon at: www.transformdanmark.dk


  • International transform! Conference
  • Alternatives to Growth

  • The “TransformDanmark” network has been existing for around a year now. This is the second international conference organized by the network.

    TransformDanmark is formed by leftwing activists, scholars, as well as leftwing magazines, periodicals, websites, and an educational association. It is not tied to any political party, but many of the founders are also members of Red-Green Alliance.

    The purpose of this second international conference is to promote a necessary but difficult debate on the ecological and equitable alternatives to environmental and mainstream economy and thinking. This debate is neglected by mainstream economists. And it is also fundamentally lacking as a broad debate on the radical and socialist Left. This is the reason for our choice to invite an international panel to inform and to inspire and to contribute to the much wider debate and policy making that is needed, when the aim is to transform and change societies into environmentally and socially sustainable and equitable societies.


Saturday, 16 March

10:00-10:15: Welcome and introduction

10:15-11:00:  Gabriele Michalistsch, political scientist and economist, Department of Political Science at Vienna University: "Power and Truth: Forming Neoliberal Subjects"

11:00-11:45: Inge Røpke, Aalborg University, Professor, Centre for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transformation (DIST): "Ecological Economics: Calling for Transformational Change"

Debate - Lunch

13:45-14.30: Petter Næss, Professor in Planning in Urban Regions, Norwegian University of Life Sciences: “Green Growth” is an Illusion

14:30-15:15: Christa Wichterich, Women in Development Europe (WIDE), researcher and author: "It is time to repoliticize economic issues from the perspective of social reproduction, stress the emancipatory potential of the caring economy"

15.45-16:30: one more speaker

Debate and summary


There may still be changes to the programme.

Organizers: TransformDanmark in cooperation with the transform! europe network,and supported by Enhedslisten/Red-Green Alliance as well as the leftwing magazines Det Ny Clarté, Solidaritet, Kritisk Debat, Socialistisk Information, and Grobund (left educational association).