Enough! are committed to commissioning and curating high quality content around our climate reality, alternative ways of economic organising, degrowth and deep adaptation.

Here are some links below to some original content that reflects ideas and conversations we find interesting.

LESS #3 – Call for Contributions

We are currently seeking contributions to our upcoming issue LESS #3: Degrowth and Decolonisation in the Red Zone The recent IPPC report signals the latest three-alarm warning for humanity and the biosphere. It's a red alert for the 'red zone'- those areas of our planet responsible for the most emissions, which are also now squarely in the floodplain- including Scotland. Beyond COP26, we invite contributions...

Tailor Made Degrowth: How a localised clothing economy can contribute to a degrowth future

by Alis Le May This is from #2 of LESS – our journal of degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. Details of how to get a print copy here. The fashion industry is among the most polluting industries on the planet. It is fraught with ethical atrocities, inherently resource-hungry and, some might claim, entirely unnecessary – in utilitarian terms we have produced enough clothing and...

STORY OF STEEL AND THE LETTER M

Poem by Juana Adcock. Illustration: Fadzai Mwakutuya; photo: Ewan Bush This is from #2 of LESS - our journal of degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. Details of how to get a print copy here. Steel I place my palm en la reja called border wall. Let its steel enter my body: iron alloyed with carbon hardened to prevent the movement of dislocations. I am in Tijuana, looking at...

Scotland quo vadis?

Scotland is a country facing challenges while heading for several transitions simultaneously, but also blessed by opportunities. Working to realise them is urgent to make Scotland future-proof – a green country with a clean economy and solidarity society. Transforming the economy by physical degrowth would be active work towards independence, first within the political restrictions of the UK, then possibly with extended competences in...

Social Media Worker

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Enough! Scotland are a small collective working with some big themes - like degrowth and decolonisation Overview and Role Our work needs someone with the know-how to enhance and cultivate our social media presence. We’re looking for a freelancer who can work closely with collective members to create engaging social media content and keep our social media channels active and relevant. As well as having the kind...

The Anti-D’oh!

Mapping the emotional systems that could drive us to an ecological civilisation by Pat Kane. This is from #2 of LESS our journal of degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. Details of how to get a print copy here. We hear a lot from behavioural science and nudge theory about how susceptible humans are to addictive and self-destructive behaviour - our inner “Homer...

Between limit and desire: strategic directions in the collapse of industrial civilisation

Hardly anybody has understood that the Covid-19 pandemic is not an isolated and exceptional event, but rather a single moment in a much broader process: ecosocial collapse. By Adrián Almazán and Luis González Reyes, translated by Tom Younger. This is from #2 of LESS, our journal of degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. Details of how to get a print copy here. The great shock...

On Degrowth and an Economy of Care

Artwork by Tarneem Al Mousawi Degrowth thinking and ideas largely evolved in a European context. At LESS, we believe that in times of Brexit it is more important than ever to share ideas between grassroots movements in Scotland and the rest of Europe to better understand the common challenges we face in late stage capitalism, and to identify opportunities to resist these and to develop...

The Carrying Stream: Towards A Plurality of Possibilities

Characterised as 'peripheral' even within Scotland and caught in a historical matrix of coloniality and 'under-development' - the Highlands and Islands holds an emerging network of possibility. By Ainslie Roddick, Cáit O' Neil McCullagh, Charlotte Mountford, Jo Rodgers, Kirsten Body, Lauren Pyott, Lisa MacDonald, Mairi McFadyen, Philomena de Lima and Raghnaid Sandilands. Artwork by Fadzai Mwakutuya. This collaborative essay reflects multiple voices on degrowth from...

The Scottish Degrowth Commission – Open Call

Enough! is going to host the sub-theme session "The Scottish Degrowth Commission: work, livelihoods and a ‘just transition’" with Svenja Meyerricks and Ewan Mackenzie at the joint conference of the International Degrowth Research Network and the International Society for Ecological Economics on 5th - 8th July 2021. ‘The Scottish Degrowth Commission’ is a panel discussion to explore how degrowth ideas and practices can influence...

LESS #2 – Degrowth in Scotland

LESS is a journal on degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. To pick up your physical copy, head over to one of the distribution points. We will also mail out a limited number of copies to folk further away and publish a digital version - watch this space for details! LESS questions and challenges dominant narratives about what economic progress means in Scotland, and sketches...

LESS, a journal of degrowth

LESS is a journal of degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. Each issue ideas re-imagining our economy, mixing theory and grounded practice, examples of grassroots organisation and visionary ideas for a viable future. We publish in print and distribute across the UK, articles are also published online here. Issue 2 examines degrowth and climate breakdown in a post-Brexit, mid-pandemic, pre-independent Scotland. As the institutions and...

CULTURE BEYOND EXTRACTIVISM: WHAT MIGHT A POST-GROWTH CINEMA LOOK LIKE? BY MARIA ANTONIA VELEZ SERNA

In this article, I argue against the growth-based model of the cultural industries, focusing on cinema and thinking towards alternative pathways for a post-growth creative sector in Scotland. In the months since I started writing it, many of the things I argued about have ground to a halt due the Covid-19 pandemic. Production projects have stalled, venues have closed, awards have been postponed and...

Open Call for LESS #2

LESS is a journal of 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...

Powering an Alternative Economy by Lucy Conway

Powering an Alternative Economy LUCY CONWAY There are advantages to living on an island one hour’s irregular ferry connection from the mainland. It makes you resilient, adaptive, able to move from coping with little to maximising surplus nimbly and effectively. It also makes you very aware of your own fragility, of your reliance on others and theirs on you.  In these ways the people of Eigg...

LESS Issue 1

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,...

Meticulous the Gardener

Meticulous the Gardener by Tawona Ganyamatopé Sitholé that plant is a weed meticulous the gardener decides with no hesitation growing where it shouldn't so of kukosha having none so here come necessary tools for necessary hacking hacking digging digging that plant of a thriving population born of wind pollination grounded such thing earthed by totem being a weed for weeding and to do it properly have to pull from the roots and that's the land cleared this plant is a plant meticulous the gardener knows with no investigation growing...

Launch of LESS, a Journal of Degrowth in Scotland

Enough! Scotland is proud to host the online launch of LESS, a journal on degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland, on Friday, November 27 at 5pm. Editors Mike Small, Svenja Meyerricks and Luke Devlin will introduce the main ideas behind the journal, followed by a convivial sharing of music and poetry in the style of a traditional cèilidh. BYOB. The launch of LESS will be...

NECESSITY Website Launch: A living archive rooted in social and environmental justice

Enough! is one of many groups and projects featured on a new website that launches this week: www.necessity.info NECESSITY is a living archive rooted in social and environmental justice. The site aims to share stories, learning and research from across the UK. It supports communities to strengthen and adapt to ongoing economic and climate challenges. It also offers funding to increase the capacity of people, projects and networks within the...

New ONLINE SHORT COURSE – Degrowth in Scotland: Degrowing the Economy, Regrowing Our Lives

New Online Short Course6 Weeks Running 6 Oct - 10 Nov 2020Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Enough! and the Centre for Human Ecology are offering an online short course (delivered via Zoom) which will introduce participants to the historic gains and problems of economic growth and the principles of degrowth and ecological economics. The course will discuss different frameworks for an economics of radical sufficiency...

Searching for a Decolonised Childhood – Resources for Primary and Secondary Aged Children

The following resources are intended for parents, carers, educators and everyone who takes an interest in decolonising educational resources for children. The list has been compiled by Sapna Agarwal for an Upending conversation on the 9th of July 2020, hosted by Enough! Scotland with support from the Centre for Human Ecology. You can watch Sapna's full talk here. Here you can find more information...

Learning from Lockdown

What did lockdown reveal about ourselves, our communities, our society, our government? From across Scotland, we want to gather some of the #learningfromlockdown. We want to hear your thoughts; good, bad, indifferent. Personal reflections or political rants. What have we learnt about what really matters? And as the return to ‘normal’ ramps up - what about 'normal' might we not want back? What must we...

Searching for a Decolonised Childhood – Resources for Young Children

The following resources are intended for parents, carers, educators and everyone who takes an interest in decolonising educational resources for children. The list has been compiled by Sapna Agarwal for an Upending conversation on the 9th of July 2020, hosted by Enough! Scotland with support from the Centre for Human Ecology. This list of resources is for young children aged 18 months - primary...

Before the Trauma

In June 2020, Enough! hosted Stories for Terrestrial Survival, a creative writing workshop led by poet and translator Juana Adcock. The workshop was held to honour Degrowth Day. Here we share some of the writing produced during the workshop. Before the Trauma by Justin Kenrick 1 Before the trauma was the tiny palm searching for love, embodying love. In the beginning was connection and emergence: knowing nothing, embodying everything. 2. The trauma of the ‘you not me, me not you’ world was nowhere in the ‘me because...

A Letter from the Future

In June 2020, Enough! hosted Stories for Terrestrial Survival, a creative writing workshop led by poet and translator Juana Adcock. The workshop was held to honour Degrowth Day. Here we share some of the writing produced during the workshop. A Letter from the Future by Ratnadevi It’s as if they rearrange the boundaries of their personalities in the process, possibly even change circuits in their brain...

The Great Burning of 2084

In June 2020, Enough! hosted Stories for Terrestrial Survival, a creative writing workshop led by poet and translator Juana Adcock. The workshop was held to honour Degrowth Day. Here we share some of the writing produced during the workshop. Nothing written on pixelated waters survives.  Only scribbled or printed paper carries the words of those times. In the furious burning, the neural pathways of pixelated connectedness are gone, gone...

A Call from Scotland to Embrace Degrowth Thinking on #GlobalDegrowthDay

A Call from Scotland to Embrace Degrowth Thinking on #GlobalDegrowthDay Saturday 6th June, 2020 As long as our economy is dependent on growth, any ‘economic recovery’ from the coronavirus will be a disaster. Instead, Scotland needs a planned, sustainable, and equitable downscaling and a fundamental reorganising of the economy. Today, on #GlobalDegrowthDay, we lay out some principles of degrowth for those not familiar with the idea...

Stories for Terrestrial Survival. A Creative Writing Workshop with Juana Adcock

A free creative writing workshop in two parts, with the first taking place on Global Degrowth Day, coinciding with a number of other events that share alternatives to growth based societies. Saturday 6th June & Sunday 14th June, 8pm - 9:30pmSpaces are limited - you can book yours here. We'd like to encourage you to take part in both days. If that's not possible,...

Enough! Statement: Collective Care in the time of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder that health is truly a public issue that we must meet with care, courage and a collaborative mindset in order to lessen the impact on everyone, but especially on the hardest hit and most vulnerable members of society. The best case scenario would be a well-resourced public health system and carefully coordinated responses by our national governments and local...

//ON HOLD// Call for Contributions: The Scottish Degrowth Commission

Covid-19 update: Sadly but understandably, the Degrowth Conference in Manchester had to be postponed to 2021. This means that we're no longer accepting submissions for this session. We hope that we'll be able to re-launch a new Call for Contributions sometime in the next few months. Thank you for your interest! We are inviting proposals for contributions to Enough!’s session at the 7TH...

Part Two: A long time gone, memory and mining from Silesia to the Ruhr

“During the industrial era people were forced to endure long and bitter conflicts in their struggle to participate in the political system…It remains to be seen whether the transformation of traditional industrial societies will be accompanied by a regress of democratic structures or whether progress towards more democracy is already culturally anchored and irreversible.” Information panel, Ruhr Museum, 2019 Never one to...

Housing justice is climate justice – how neighbourhoods are organising in Barcelona

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Nishma Doshi travelled around Europe with our Routes programme. Here they describe how fighting for housing rights is a part of climate justice in Barcelona. What is climate justice? What are we fighting for when we talk about stopping climate change? Climate breakdown is a problem because it threatens our lives. It threatens our lives because it makes the world around us inhospitable, to us and...

Less

The Degrowth Commission is publishing the first issue of its journal 'Less' in February 2020. This is a call for papers. This is a 'economic and ecological' journal, recognising that the climate crisis is part of a wider socio-ecological crisis. Contributions are invited from anyone, this is not a publication confined to or defined by any academic institution. Issue 1 asks: what does...

‘Deep Adaptation, Deep Solidarity’ film footage: Jem Bendell and Gehan Macleod

On the 21st of September 2019, Enough! hosted (in collaboration with Bella Caledonia and the Centre for Human Ecology) the event Deep Adaptation, Deep Solidarity in the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow to explore the following questions: What does climate breakdown mean for us in practice? How do our lives need to change to respond to an increasingly unstable and unpredictable future? How do we ensure...

Beyond the Lightbulbs: Reflections on Race and Climate Justice

A few years ago, I worked as a community pedagogue for an international development organization in Canada. At the time, one of my key workshops was on the climate crisis. At the conclusion of the seminar, the first question I would get would be, “Okay, but what can  I do? Do you have a handy guide for recycling?” There are many handy guides, it’s...

Amazonia: An International Socio-environmental Crisis

The whole world stopped to watch and mourn the reports on the Amazon fires, which were immediately mistaken for forest fires due to global warming, but were actually man-made. After the true origin of the fires came to light, many blamed the Bolsonaro government's inability for the situation, as, since taking office in January, the retired militarian has defended the expansion of agribusiness in...

Enough! Response to Programme of Government

Enough! Welcomes the Programme of Government as an acknowledgement of and commitment to responding to the Climate Emergency. The Enough Collective, Scotland's new climate and economy think-tank, has issued the following statement on the Scottish Government's Programme for Government and its climate emergency policies. Enough! repeats our assertion that any efforts to tackle climate change without talking about economic systems change fundamentally fails to engage...

Community Response takes its first steps: Merkinch, Inverness

The first Enough! community response pilot is taking place in Inverness. Enough's Mairi McFadyen reflects on the project so far.  As a means and rationale for finding a community to work with and in for our community response strand, and to complement our outward-looking European route-map, we began with the idea of the canal as a kind of metaphor or provocation - a change...

Open Call for Enough Routes Project

The Enough! Collective is supporting an individual to undertake a month’s travel through Europe this Autumn. Enough! Is supporting three routes journeys during 2019. We work collaboratively with individuals and support them to create their route-map and equip them with the skills and tools required to get the most out of the project. Through these journeys, Enough! will create a low-carbon route map

Marie Kondo and the Anthropocene

The Netflix craze of the year is the comforting appearance of Marie Kondo bringing her domestic Zen presence to Western homes.  De-cluttering as crisis-management, a sort of pious lifestyle comfort-viewing for the existentially distressed.  It’s the world being sorted by folding towels properly. But there’s a deeper current at play, and that’s the crisis of accumulation. Even Marx knew this: “Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and...

An economy for Scotland that’s better than growth?

Katherine Trebeck, author of The Economics of Arrival on why Scotland needs to embrace a de-growth agenda. In 1983 President Reagan declared, ‘There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits to human intelligence, imagination and wonder’.  That was an era when students were striking against the risk of atomic war, when celebrities sang that aid and charity from the west would ‘feed the world’.  It was a time...

Enough’s session at the International Degrowth Conference – register now!

Enough!'s Svenja Meyerricks and Ewan Mackenzie (University of Newcastle) are going to co-host a session at the International Joint Online Conference of the international degrowth research networks, the International Society for Ecological Economics and the European Society for Ecological Economics, hosted by University of Manchester, UK. The Scottish Degrowth Commission: work, livelihoods and a ‘just transition Summary: ‘The Scottish Degrowth Commission’ involve presentations and a panel...