**We are currently seeking contributions to our upcoming issue LESS #3: Degrowth and Decolonisation in the Red Zone – more details here**
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.
We invite a combination of thoroughly researched material, opinion pieces, poetry and art work. Contributions are invited from those with lived knowledge in these areas, researchers, poets, creative writers and artists.
All work published in LESS is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Please check the license details before reproducing work.
LESS #2 is now online!
You can download the pdf here or by clicking on the cover below.
As the institutions and public sentiment of a degraded United Kingdom cultivate a protectionist and insular retreat from the world, it’s more important than ever to build political solidarity, intellectual networks, and cultural connections across Europe.
Adrián Almazán and Luis González Reyes – Between Limit and Desire: Strategic Directions in the Collapse of Industrial Civilisation (translation: Tom Younger), Andrea Vetter – Degrowth and and Economy of Care (interview by Svenja Meyerricks), Ainslie Roddick, Cáit O’Neill McCullagh, Charlotte Mountford, Fadzai Mwakutuya, Jo Rodgers, Kirsten Body, Lauren Pyott, Lisa MacDonald, Mairi McFadyen, Philomena de Lima and Raghnaid Sandilands – The Carrying Stream: Towards a Plurality of Possibilities, Sarah Glynn – Co-housing, Joachim Spangenberg – Scotland Quo Vadis?; Pat Kane – The Anti-D’oh!; Alis Le May – Taylor Made Degrowth: How a Localised Clothing Economy can Contribute to a Degrowth Future and Juana Adcock – Story of Steel and the Letter M. We also feature art work by Pearse O’Halloran, Tarneem Al Mousawi, Stewart Bremner, and Fadzai Mwakutuya. Read the editorial here.
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Previous issues of LESS
Click on the cover of previous issues to access the content.
In LESS Issue 1, we explored the question, “What does degrowth mean in Scotland during the pandemic and for plans for an economic recovery?“
Contributions: Gehan Macleod – Grounding Degrowth in Community, Lucy Conway – Powering an Alternative Economy, Jason Hickel – Pathways to a Post-capitalist World, Tawona Ganyamatopé Sitholé – Meticulous the Gardener, Mike Small – Traces of a Viable Future, Maria Antonia Velez Serna – Culture Beyond Extractivism: What Might a Post-growth Cinema Look Like?, Benjamin Zachariah – Fascism, Brexit and Covid, a Conversation with Luke Devlin and Mike Small, Luke Devlin and Svenja Meyerricks – Going to the Moon. The issue featured illustrations and images by Calum Carr, Deborah Mullen, Marta Adamowicz, Stewart Bremner, Andy Arthur and Nick Middleton.
LESS Issue 1 was launched on the 27th of November, 2020.