Jason Hickel, How to Avert the Apocalypse: Ecological Overshoot and the Degrowth Imperative

Mark Essen, A Possibility This Will Never End, 2017. ‘Tis ‘Ard to be a God, 2017 – installation view. Commissioned for 3-Phase, a partnership between Jerwood Charitable Foundation, WORKPLACE and Eastside Projects. Image: Anna Arca
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Jason Hickel, anthropologist at London School of Economics, gives an introductory talk on the social, political and economic movement, Degrowth.

Dr Jason Hickel is an anthropologist whose research focuses on inequality, global justice, and alternative economics. He is the author of a number of books, most recently The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions (Penguin, 2017). In addition to his academic work, Jason writes a column on development issues for The Guardian, and contributes to a number of other online outlets. He works as Policy Director with /The Rules collective, serves on the executive board of Academics Stand Against Poverty, and holds a Fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts.