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At the Roots of the Ecological Crisis

  • Infokeskus Korona, Viikki Campus 11 Viksbågen Helsingfors, 00790 Finland (map)

It is an increasingly accepted fact that economic growth drives climate change and biological annihilation. To solve the ecological crisis, human societies and communities must free themselves from the growth dogma. But why is this is so difficult, and what drives economic growth? 

Welcome to explore the root causes with us.


14:00–       Welcoming words at the Juuri & Juuri artwork                              

(outdoors, see the map below)

14:15–       Opening ceremony of the artwork

Hannes Hyvönen, Hongos-hirsityöt

The ceremony includes a performance by Climate Choir CO2

15:00– Singing and violin performance by Hanni Autere

(indoors, Viikinkaari 11 - Infokeskus Korona, hall 236, Aud 1)

15:00–      Digging for the roots of the Anthropocene

Pasi Heikkurinen, University of Helsinki

15:20–       How to re-politicise in post-political times?

Kristoffer Wilén, Hanken School of Economics

15:40–       Degrowth and wellbeing

 Tuula Helne, Kela

16:00–       Quit your job and move to the countryside?

Toni Ruuska, University of Helsinki


This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration is needed.

This public event is a pre-seminar for the 3rd Peaceful Coexistence Colloquium organized by Sustainable Change Research Network (SUCH) and Meidän metsämme working group together with the University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management.

More information at // meidänmetsä

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