The Planetary Health Equity Hothouse presents the film: Outgrow the System by directors Cecilia Paulsson and Anders Nilsson. Screening for the first time in Australia. Outgrow the System explores how we can return to the essence of the term “economy” and design an economic system that genuinely manages our scarce resources. Beyond the narrow mainstream debate and the teachings of business schools, numerous new economic ideas and practices are emerging – wellbeing economy, degrowth, etc. They challenge old assumptions and offer fresh perspectives on how we can reorganise our production and consumption, in order to ensure our survival as a species on this planet. 

The directors say, “With this film we want to democratise the conversation around the economy, ecology, and democracy. Economics should be a topic accessible to all, not confined to experts. We wish to empower viewers to engage in discussions about economic models and to foster hope that change is not only possible, but already underway. Let's join in the movement for change!” 

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with economist Katherine Trebeck, degrowth scholar Sabrina Chakori, Minister Shane Rattenbury MLA, and film director Cecilia Paulsson. The panel will be moderated by Professor Sharon Friel, director of the Hothouse. 

The event tickets are free, and donations to the Impact Campaign - Outgrow the System fundraiser are invited, your donation will support the film makers to show their film to more audiences worldwide (the fundraising is in Swedish Krona, 50Kr = $7).


If you require accessibility accommodations or a visitor Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan please email hothouse@anu.edu.au.

Event Speakers

Katherine Trebeck

Katherine Trebeck

Katherine is a political economist, writer and advocate for economic system change. She co-founded the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and also WEAll Scotland, its Scottish hub. She is writer-in-residence at the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Futures Institute, is a member of the Club of Rome, and advises Australia's Centre for Policy Development and The Next Economy. 

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Sabrina Chakori

Postdoctoral researcher at CSIRO where she explores innovation and exnovation dynamics in postgrowth food systems transitions. She is a researcher, educator and multi-award social entrepreneur. She, for example, founded the Brisbane Tool Library and co-founded the Degrowth Journal.

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Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Elected member for Kurrajong & leader of the ACT Greens. He has served as a Government Minister, Speaker and crossbench MLA. This is Shane’s third term as a Greens Minister in a minority Government. He currently holds Ministerial responsibility for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Minister for Gaming and Minister for Consumer Affairs, and is the ACT Attorney-General. 

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Cecilia Paulsson

Cecilia (Director and Producer, RåFILM) is a versatile filmmaker and activist based in Malmö. Her work spans a diverse spectrum, encompassing documentaries, stop-motion animations, and fictional narratives. With a passion for visionary storytelling, she is committed to exploring and promoting solutions-oriented thinking.

Sharon Friel

Sharon Friel

Sharon Friel is an ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity. 

Event details

Event date

Mon, 29 Apr 2024, 6:45 - 8:45pm

Cost

Free, donations invited.

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Event speakers

Katherine Trebeck
Sabrina Chakori
Shane Rattenbury, MLA
Cecilia Paulsson
Sharon Friel

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