LESS Issue 1
LESS is a journal on degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland.
LESS questions and challenges dominant narratives about what economic progress means in Scotland, and sketches out alternative visions. The focus is on collective and democratic solutions to sustaining livelihoods that meet people’s needs while rising to the threats of climate change, ecocide and mass extinction, inequality, racism and the far right, and the interconnected oppressive and extractivist logic and mechanisms that feed all of those.
LESS features a combination of thoroughly researched material, opinion pieces, poetry and art work, with contributions from those with lived knowledge in these areas, researchers, poets, creative writers and artists.
Issue 1 asks: What does degrowth mean in Scotland during the pandemic and for plans for an economic recovery?
LESS Issue 1 – Editorial by Luke Devlin, Mike Small and Svenja Meyerricks
Grounding Degrowth in Community by Gehan Macleod (Illustration: Deborah Mullen)
Powering and Alternative Economy by Lucy Conway (Illustration: Marta Adamowicz)
Pathways to a Post-capitalist World by Jason Hickel (Illustration: Stewart Bremner)
Meticulous the Gardener by Tawona Ganyamatopé Sitholé (Illustration: Andy Arthur)
Traces of a Viable Future by Mike Small (Photography: Nick Middleton)
Culture Beyond Extractivism: What Might a Post-growth Cinema Look Like? by Maria Antonia Velez Serna (Illustration: Marta Adamowicz)
Fascism, Brexit and Covid – A Conversation by Benjamin Zachariah and Luke Devlin (Illustration: Andy Arthur)
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