Designing a “Perma-Circular” Economy: Wed. July 13 at 7pm at L.A. Eco-Village

Join us for an informative and provocative talk with Christian Arnsperger of the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. And a veggie potluck before the talk.

Christian will argue that the there is a serious imbalance when industrial societies promote wholesale recycling without also limiting economic growth, rendering such policies essentially useless for building resiliency.  He’ll share with us a permaculture approach to the economy in which natural, human and cultural capital are primary over advancing technological and financial capital, and how this transition from capitalism can take shape.

This type of dialog and civic engagement can lead us to explore radical ideas about what tomorrow’s “sufficiency economy” might look like.”


Date:     Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time:     Veggie Potluck at 6pm in the courtyard*
Talk and discussion: 7 to 9 pm
Where:  Los Angeles Eco-Village
117 Bimini Place
Los Angeles CA 90004

Reservations required: or 213/738-1254

Fee:      $10 (self selected sliding scale)

* If attending the potluck, please bring a veggie dish to share and your own non-throwaway eating ware to make this a zero waste event


Christian Arnsperger is professor of sustainability and economic anthropology at the Institute for Geography and Sustainability (IGD) of the Faculty of Geoscience and Environmental Studies (FGSE). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and has been teaching and researching for many years at the interface between economic analysis, human sciences, and existential philosophy. A specialist of post-consumerist/ post-growth economic alternatives and of the link between ecological transition and the change of mentalities and lifestyles, he is also a scientific adviser to the Alternative Bank Switzerland (ABS) and, in that capacity, he develops “action research” field projects and collaborations in the area of sustainable finance.At the IGD, Prof. Arnsperger more specifically centers his activities around the following areas:

  • Spatiality and territoriality as factors of ecological sustainability
  • Sustainability of lifestyles, sustainable consumption, and existential economics
  • Money, finance, and sustainability: Towards a “monetary eco-geography”
  • The cultural roots of unsustainability in the United States

Read Christian’s blog and more about Christian here

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