What we’re about
We meet online and where possible in person for for lively conversation on a selected variety of topics. A thoughtful exchange of views and personal perspectives on the human experience. An opportunity to have an enjoyable and enriching discussion with open-minded people who like to listen as much as they like to talk.
Est. March 2005
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- I. M.📘Book club📘 "Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World" by J HickelTsunohazu Civic Center, Tokyo¥50.00
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This will be a relaxed discussion and exchange of ideas about the book. Please read it (or most of it) and if you have questions or did not fully understand the content, you can bring the inquiries and we all can have a friendly chat about them.
Here there are no "I am right", or "You are wrong" answers, just open minds. Agnostics when we don't know enough to have an informed opinion and comprehensive when we don't share them. We try to see the world from different perspectives, even when those are counterintuitive. We gather to try to understand ✅, not to make anyone understand❌.
ー➡️To cover the cost of the venue we will ask for 50 (fifty) yen to join ⬅️ー
For March we will be discussing: "Less is More, by Jason Hickel" Please take a look at the end for an abstract of the book.
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- 1:00 PM
The venue opens. Please come directly to the Tsunohazu Civic Center (新宿区立角筈地域センター). Conference room B（会議室Ｂ）in the 7th floor （7階）
Depending on the number of people, we will split into small groups to start the discussion. A list with the subtitles of the book and possible questions will be provided, but feel free to start the conversation as you like.
We will share our thoughts with other groups
Let's discuss altogether the conclusions that we got from each other (or maybe there will be more questions than answers!)
The limit of the number of persons is stipulated by the capacity of the room so we can manage better the discussion and everyone can participate and have a voice, if you are unable to attend, please change your RSVP so others can join instead.
Let's talk about Degrowth!
NOTE: If you are interested in attending this bookclub but you are unable to afford it due to a particular financial situation, please send a direct message to the organizer. We will figure things out :)
The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause. Capitalism demands perpetual expansion, which is devastating the living world. There is only one solution that will lead to meaningful and immediate change: degrowth.
If we want to have a shot at halting the crisis, we need to slow down and restore the balance. We need to change how we see nature and our place in it, shifting from a philosophy of domination and extraction to one that’s rooted in reciprocity and regeneration. We need to evolve beyond the dogmas of capitalism to a new system that’s fit for the twenty-first century.
But what about jobs? What about health? What about progress? This book tackles these questions and offers an inspiring vision for what a post-capitalist economy could look like. An economy that’s more just, more caring, and more fun. An economy that will not only lift us out of our current crisis, but also restore our sense of connection to a world that's brimming with life. By taking less, we can become more.