Anitra Nelson is an activist-scholar affiliated with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Most of her academic activities coincide with her political and philosophical interests, indeed passions.
In August 2020 Pluto Press (London) published a book co-authored with Vincent Liegey — Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide.
Currently, Anitra is editing a collection with Ferne Edwards (RMIT Barcelona) for publication by Routledge in 2020/2021 —** Food for Degrowth: Perspectives and Practices**.
In 2019 Anitra was Chair of the Organising Committee of the Australian New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics ANZSEE 2019 Conference — Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and in the Future, 24–26 November, hosted by the RMIT University Centre for Urban Research (CUR), which she was affiliated with at that time.
Her book on eco-collaborative housing, Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet, was published by Pluto Press (London) in 2018. She is associated with the international Eco-Communites in an Urban Future project, working on a chapter for a collection edited by Jenny Pickerill (University of Sheffield, UK) and active in the Planning Working Group of Cohousing Australia.
Pluto published Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (2011), a nonmarket socialist collection that she co-edited with the late Frans Timmerman. Currently, she is writing a sole-authored book on the topic for publication by Pluto Press early 2021.
(This biography is based on Anitra Nelson's biography at her website. For more information, click here)
September 16th, 2020 | Season 1 | 51 mins 55 secs
anitra nelson, degrowth, post-growth, retrosuburbia, shared living, town planning rebellion
Degrowth? What does it mean? Is it about austerity and deprivation? Or is it about community, collaboration and unshackling ourselves from the matrix of the growth economy into a world that is more equitable, liveable and sustainable? According to Anitra Nelson – definitely the latter!