I.L.A. WERKSTATT

HOW CAN WE GET FROM ONE LIFE AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHER TO A GOOD LIFE FOR ALL

I.L.A. stands for imperial way of life and solidarity alternatives. In the I.L.A. workshop, young scientists and activists grapple with the problems of the imperial way of life and the possibilities of a solidary way of life. You will develop and test transformation strategies for socio-ecological change and thus link scientific analysis with political practice. At each I.L.A. workshop, a team of multipliers is selected who are trained and supported in implementing their own projects.

»The I.L.A. The workshop does an important and excellent job and it is bursting with ideas. We are happy that we were able to experience in personal encounters with how much passion this project is approached and implemented. "

Ulrich Brand, Maja Göpel, Barbara Muraca, Tilman Santarius & Markus Wissen​

Die I.L.A. Werkstatt geht in die vierte Runde!

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PROJECTS

WANDELWERKSTATT

FROM KNOWLEDGE TO CHANGE

In the I.L.A.-Wandelwerkstatt we develop transformation strategies and projects with which we inspire people for a socio-ecological transformation. We want to use this to bring the knowledge that we have previously acquired in the writing workshops into society. Four change projects bring about innovations in the field of high-profile campaigns and communication in order to sensitize people to globally fair and sustainable ways of life and economy and to get them to act.

THE MULTIPLIERS

Kathrin Althaus, Christin Bühler, Serttas Dündar, Matthieu Floret, Niklas Heiland, Farina Hoffmann, Dominique Just, Janine Korduan, Jonas Korn, Christoph Kranich, Ursula Krieger, Sara Lingstädt, Kersin Lopau, Lia Polotzek, Anne-Kathrin Schwab, Marike Völkerding und Cornelia Wolff.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The Wandelwerkstatt (2019-2021) is led by Wiebke Thomas and Johanna Ritter, accompanied by Karin Walther and supported by Friederike Hildebrandt and Nicola Kadel.

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THE GOOD LIFE FOR ALL

SECOND WRITING WORKSHOP

THE GOOD LIFE FOR ALL

Global crises are aggravating. Yet where are the answers? In their book The good life for all, the I.L.A. Workshop has taken up the search for new modes of living and economic practices that are not at the expense of other people and nature. What would a good life for all look like? Many people in different places are already working towards a sustainable and democratic co-existence that is socially and ecologically just, with projects that offer real alternatives in the here and now. The book also addresses big questions and outlines the political and economic conditions necessary for a good life for all. Our current imperial mode of living, as shown in the I.L.A. Workshop’s first book At the expense of others?, is the result of both political decisions and everyday actions – which means we have the ability to create another world. But the question remains: how? In the last section of the book, we analyse routes out of the imperial mode of living and towards one based on solidarity.

THE AUTHORS

Christoph Ambach, Monika Austaller, Hermine Bähr, Christopher Beil, Anton Brokow-Loga, Laima Eicke, Nilda Inkermann, Friederike Hildebrandt, Elisabeth Jeglitzka, Tobias Kalt, Julia Kolbinger, Jonas Lage, Felix Ries, Johanna Ritter, Tobi Rosswog, Christiane Schwausch, Wiebke Thomas, Katharina van Treeck und Simon Walch.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The second Writing Workshop (2018-2019) was coordinated by Dr Katharina van Treeck, facilitated by Karin Walther and supported by Friederike Hildebrandt.

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THE GOOD LIFE FOR ALL

FIRST WRITING WORKSHOP

AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS

Everyone is talking about injustice and crises. The climate and resource crisis, the persistent social and political crisis in Greece, or inhumane exploitation in the textile industry. A lot of people are aware of these problems, yet little seems to change. Why? The concept of an imperial mode of living explains why, in spite of increasing injustice, sustainable alternatives are not put into place, with social and ecological change remaining out of reach as a result. This dossier presents the concept of the imperial mode of living and explains how our current modes of production and living negatively affect both humans and nature. Various areas of everyday life are examined such as nutrition, mobility and digitalisation. In the last section, we discuss social and ecological alternatives and approaches that could enable a good life for all – instead of a better life for the few.

THE AUTHORS

Maximilian Becker, Samuel Decker, Jannis Eicker, Hannah Engelmann, Ia Eradze, Franziskus Forster, Stella Haller, Magdalena Heuwieser, Maja Hoffmann, Thomas Kopp, Carla Noever Castelos, Christoph Podstawa, Anil Shah, Anne Siemons, Therese Wenzel und Lukas Wolfinger.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Our first Writing Workshop (2016-2017) was coordinated by Dr Thomas Kopp, facilitated by Dr Katharina van Treeck and Karin Walther, and supported by Friederike Hildebrandt.

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THE GOOD LIFE FOR ALL

THE WORKSHOP SERIES

The I.L.A. Workshop is a project of the Common Future association. Dr Thomas Kopp initiated the project and has developed the workshop series together with the project coordinators and Karin Walther as facilitator. The projects are supported academically by the patrons Prof. Ulrich Brand, Prof. Maja Göpel, Prof. Barbara Muraca, Prof. Tilman Santarius, and Prof. Markus Wissen.

I.L.A. COLLECTIVE


THE I.L.A. COLLECTIVE

We are in the process of building our website. Once it goes online, a link will appear here.

MEDIA LIBRARY

The link to the I.L.A. Collective’s media library will soon be available here.

EVENTS

Further events will be announced here soon.

MORE INFORMATION

Many participants of the I.L.A. Workshops have organised themselves within the I.L.A. Collective. The I.L.A. Collective co-operates with the I.L.A. Workshop and organises its own projects. A link to the I.L.A. Collective website will soon be available here.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ...

... SPONSORS

The project is supported by the European Union, by Engagement Global via funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Bread for the World, and Katholischer Fonds.

... KOOPERATIONSPARTNER*INNEN

... PATRONS

Prof. Ulrich Brand, Prof. Maja Göpel, Prof. Barbara Muraca, Prof. Tilman Santarius and Prof. Markus Wissen

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