May will be dedicated to the garden. We will discuss the themes of food self-sufficiency, biodiversity, but also cooperation and conviviality. The garden covers many aspects, whether technical, political or philosophical, which is why the month of May will alternate between theory and practice with a conference but also a plant exchange and numerous workshops.
Luxembourg abounds in initiatives around the garden that we will discover in May and perhaps get involved on a long-term basis afterwards.
“These Gardens Are Blueprints” celebrates the power of growing life-giving food and medicine for our own communities. In a time of immense food scarcity for many BIPOC communities, we are partnering with nature towards our collective survival.
Written and performed by Naima Penniman at Soul Fire Farm, this video was filmed and edited by
Jeanette Lam and Rasheeda Pierre of Youth FX.
Parler d’agriculture régénératrice signifie avant tout parler de sol !
Contrairement à la permaculture qui consiste à concevoir des systèmes, l’agriculture régénératrice est un ensemble de méthodes de cultures qui passent avant tout à la régénération des sols. En portant un soin particulier à la qualité des sols, elle vise à produire une alimentation nutritive tout en ayant un impact positif sur le climat.
Every month, we are very happy to be able to offer you a bibliography that looks a little bit further into the topics we’re discussing. We invite you to visit our partner librairies CID Fraen an Gender, Citim as well as Oekobib. All information on our three partner librairies can be found here. Download Bibliography May (PDF)
You don’t need a garden to take pride in seeing a plant grow!
This week, we’re switching to compost! Composting means reducing your waste by an average of 30%, taking out the bin less often and giving back to the earth what is supposed to be there. Compost is an excellent contribution to the garden, as is the “tea” produced by earthworms.
Biodiversity is often mentioned in connection with the ongoing mass extinction. But as you know, it’s not just about the Amazon rainforest or protected areas: biodiversity starts at your doorstep.
- 08.05. | 10h00 – 17h00
Bourse aux plantes 2021 | Rotondes
- 19.05. | 18h30 | online
Konferenz: Eine andere Welt ist pflanzbar (in Deutsch)
April will be dedicated to the bathroom, which includes Do It Yourself topics, clothes and of course water. Without water, there is no life, and the consumption of objects and clothes has a huge impact on the planet’s water resources. After the scandals of recent years, most of us are aware that our material consumption exceeds the capacity of our planet and is a source of glaring inequalities.
In April, we will explore in more detail the impact of clothing and ways (Do It Yourself, second hand, sharing…) to reduce it. Our focus will also be on water, which is not only impacted by the clothing industry and is a precious resource: what is the situation in Luxembourg? What is the impact of a simple act of consumption?
The video “A chaque moine son habit” by Raphaëlle de Groot, was conceived as a study of art applied to life. In this study, the artist wanted to experiment with the notion of habit, and all that it evokes, within her family.
“Immigrants are the backbones of the fashion industry. From production to design houses, fashion has been predominantly run by immigrant populations. Even today, you go down the list of designers, I would say 80 percent of designers are immigrants. It would impact the fashion industry tremendously if we don’t have our voices heard.”
This month we are in the bathroom: we are going to talk about water, care products and clothes. Our first challenge will be not to buy any new clothes all month!
In April, we are in the bathroom. So let’s take a look in our shelves and in our showers. Even if we are not interested in beauty products, it is always interesting to know the composition of our products
Our challenge this week is to reduce water consumption.
As you know, the bathroom is a place where packaging and waste are concentrated. But it’s one of the easiest rooms to be zero waste!
Every month, we are very happy to be able to offer you a bibliography that looks a little bit further into the topics we’re discussing. We invite you to visit our partner librairies CID Fraen an Gender, Citim as well as Oekobib. All information on our three partner librairies can be foundhere. Download Bibliography April
- 22.04.21 | 19h30 | Athénée de Luxembourg
Conference: The Hidden Face of our Clothes: Environmental Impacts
- 24.04.21 | 10h00-17h00
Resell Your Clothes | Esch (Place du Brill)
We will spend March in the garage to discuss mobility, a subject that is so important in the Grand Duchy. We will also address the topics of land use, spatial development and urban space. What role for citizens in these issues? What are the inspiring examples from elsewhere and how can they be adapted in Luxembourg? This month’s entire programme will be devoted to giving us food for thought in order to invent a Luxembourg project.
‘How to live together in a one planet world?’ – op déi Fro ginn et vill Äntwerten a Léisungen. De Schrëftsteller Luc Spada stellt eis all Mount verschidde Perséinlechkeete fir a beliicht hier Gedanken, Erfarungen an Dreem um Wee an eng nohalteg a gerecht Gesellschaft. Eisen Invité dëse Mount ass de Camille Muller.
In Zeiten globaler Krisen-Phänomene (Armut/Hunger, Klimawandel, Migration/Flucht, Covid-19-Pandemie), die sich durch zeitliche Überlagerung und inhaltliche Wechselwirkungen in der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung verdichtet haben, haben Debatten über globale Ressourcen, ökologische Wachstumsgrenzen und mögliche Lösungsansätze jüngst eine neue Dringlichkeit erfahren. In diesem Kontext nimmt die Diskussion über so genannte Postwachstums-Ansätze eine prominente Position ein.
The video “NOMADIC ARTIST IN RECOVERY”, by St.Petersburg-born and Berlin-based theatre-maker Ada Mukhina, confronts nomadic and sedentary lifestyles by observing their different dynamics and comparing the objects that accompany each choice of living.
Every month, we are very happy to be able to offer you a bibliography that looks a little bit further into the topics…
This month we look at how we move around on a daily basis. It’s no secret that traffic jams are heavy in Luxembourg, and that the private car is not an ecological model.
March is the time to prepare your seedlings so that you can take over your neighbourhood with plants in a few weeks time.
At the beginning of the month, we suggested that you opt for green transport. This week, we’re taking it to the next level: no car for a week!
Since the beginning of the month, we’ve been suggesting that you abandon the car for more gentle and/or shared mobility. Our aim has not escaped you: to encourage you to discover your neighbourhood, even if it means getting a bit lost sometimes. What did you discover? A bit of sad grass, a little corner to read, a passage that lacks flowers, a wall that is sad in its whiteness?
The end of March is here, and we all want to get away for a while. Holidays are one of the most important pollution items, especially in rich countries like Luxembourg.
- 20.03.21 | 15h00 | Esch-sur-Alzette
- 22.03.21 | 17h30 | online
Conference: Luxembourg 2050 – Prospects for a Regenerative City-Landscape
February will be devoted to knowledge, culture and collective intelligence. A resilient and responsible world is certainly not a world without culture! Without revealing the full programme, we can already tell you that lifelong learning, citizen collaboration and the impact of art on communities will be at the heart of February’s programme.
What other field but imagination and knowledge are better able to build a different future? February will present us with a blank canvas and the tools that go with it for this collective creation.
If you haven’t had the chance to participate in our little forum about the ‘tiers-lieux’, you can rewatch our virtual get togethers and round table here.
Over the past months, the same questions have been running through Lou’s mind as she sits in her living room. What impact has the COVID-19 crisis had on society? How can the crisis be used to bring about sustainable change in Luxembourg both inside and outside the home? What role can Lou play in all of this herself? How can we all play a valuable role in bringing about social change? How can we become actors of change (AoCs)?
De Schrëftsteller Luc Spada stellt eis all Mount verschidde Perséinlechkeete fir a beliicht hier Gedanken, Erfarungen an Dreem um Wee an eng nohalteg a gerecht Gesellschaft. Dëse Mount ass d’Yasmin Labidi eis Invite.
The video “Tree of Peace”, by Kanien’kehá:ka – Acadian – Irish water protector, artist, musician, storyteller, curator and educator, Lindsay Dawn Dobbin is about relationship and listening, and considers the animacy and wisdom of more-than-human beings.
Do you know anything about fake news? No, not a yelling orange man! I’m talking about information that spreads faster than the light, and which is often completely false.
There is a lot of culture in degrowth! This week we want to emphasise that the world we are campaigning for is not a dull and sad world. On the contrary, the post-transition world is rich, festive and artistic.
Throughout the Transition Days, we discussed many topics. Without a doubt, you would like to learn more about some of them?
Your challenge this week is to delve into one of these topics that has made an impression on you.
This edition of the Transition Days is certainly more focused on the virtual than on the real, but we hope that it allowes you to see the large number of citizen initiatives that exist in Luxembourg!
Every month, we are very happy to be able to offer you a bibliography that looks a little bit further into the topics we’re discussing. We invite you to visit our partner librairies CID Fraen an Gender, Citim as well as Oekobib. All information on our three partner librairies can be found here. Download Bibliography February (PDF)
- 02.02.21 | 17h00
Sou Liichtmëss Du en Ënnerscheed – be the light of change! | A walk of exchange
- 09.02.21 | 18h30 | online
Workshop: Collective climate fresco – to understand the IPCC results (in FR)
- 23.02.21 | 12h15 | online
For “third places” of the inhabitants in our villages and neighbourhoods (in FR)
- 24.02.21 | 14h30 | online
The third place – an instrument for empowering and mobilising citizens (in FR)
- 25.02.21 | 19h00 | online
Table Ronde: How do I set up a ‘third place’ with my neighbours? (in FR)
- [Cancelled] 27.02.21 | 16h00
Conférence gesticulée “At our choice” (in FR)
In January, we will settle down comfortably in the bedroom. This place brings together the themes of inner transition, education, childhood and recreation.
Changing the world by taking care of oneself: a paradox? Life is beautiful but energy-consuming: work, struggles, family, stress, eco-anxiety… So we want to talk about ways to take care of ourselves in all these aspects. Resilience is also an inner process, which will be evoked during this month, without injunctions but by exploring different ways to build it. And when we talk about inner transition, how can we not talk about childhood and education?
De Schrëftsteller Luc Spada stellt eis all Mount verschidde Perséinlechkeete fir a beliicht hier Gedanken, Erfarungen an Dreem um Wee an eng nohalteg a gerecht Gesellschaft. Dëse Mount ass d’Katy Fox eis Invite.
The video “Orphans of Babylon” is the result of a long process, physical and mental, initiated by a dream about an orphanage in the rocks and a tower of babylon made out of papier mâché.
Initially, many months ago, I had decided to research the hell out of the topic of sleep, in order to provide you with a scientifically sound article, but rather than delivering an academically dry paper, I am taking the liberty of sharing my own personal experiences, based on the readings, tips and tricks, that have shaped my thoughts and actions on the matter.
Phew, a new year is beginning. In January, we are in the bedroom, a quiet place where we take care of ourselves.
Have you ever heard of mental load? This notion, which first appeared in the 1980s and regained popularity a few years ago, refers to the constant and unavoidable work of managing, organising and planning the smooth running of the home.
Minimalism is not just reducing the number of possessions: it is reconsidering everything that is present in our lives and reflecting on the place we give it.
This week, we turn to others: take a look at what you know how to do and what you would like to make available to others. It can be a skill (DIY, computer, cooking, …), a language, a little time at your disposal…
Every month, we are very happy to be able to offer you a bibliography that looks a little bit further into the topics we’re discussing. We invite you to visit our partner librairies CID Fraen an Gender, Citim as well as Oekobib. All information on our three partner librairies can be found here. Download Bibliography January (PDF)
- Resilience Bootcamp | 03.01.21 – 24.01.21
- Introduction to Sophrology | 09.01. – 27.03. (in LU) & 13.01. – 24.03. (in FR)
- [Cancelled] Doku debate – Dormir à tout prix (in FR) | 14.01.21 | 18h30
- Conference Vandana Shiva | Activism & Self-Care: How to remain resilient while committing to a cause? | 16.01.21 | 14h30
December will be devoted to the office, where we will discuss the issues of work, money and office technology.
It is now common knowledge that office technologies have a considerable ecological and social impact. In our office, we will try to understand why this impact is so important, and how to reduce it from a social and environmental point of view.
Work and money are an important part of our lives, were it only because of the time they take up in our lives. All over the world, transition actors are developing alternative economic projects and showing new ways of providing goods and services. How can we enhance existing projects and invent new ones? We will try to answer these questions in December.
La pandémie de la covid-19 que nous traversons a paradoxalement ouvert autant d’espoir qu’elle a créé de désillusion. Brutalement confiné.es, pour la plupart d’entre nous, nous avons pu (re)prendre conscience de la valeur des choses essentielles, du besoin de rencontres et d’amitiés, du plaisir de cuisiner, de jardiner, de faire les choses soi-même. Les appels enfiévrés au « monde de demain » firent long feu. Et les appels incessants à la relance de l’économie (parfois verte) nous ont replongé.es dans le quotidien de la publicité et de la frénésie de consommation, et donc de son corollaire de production de CO2 qui est le principal facteur du dérèglement climatique, de la surexploitation des ressources naturelles et de la perte de la biodiversité.
The video “A Quiet Place”, by Latvian dancer and choreographer Kristīne Brīniņa shows people in their most vulnerable and most universal state: asleep. A time for human recovery, giving the world some space for respite.
De Schrëftsteller Luc Spada stellt eis all Mount verschidde Perséinlechkeete fir a beliicht hier Gedanken, Erfarungen an Dreem um Wee an eng nohalteg a gerecht Gesellschaft. Dëse Mount ass d’Rita Demart eis Invite.
Every month, we are very happy to be able to offer you a bibliography that looks a little bit further into the topics we’re discussing. We invite you to visit our partner librairies CID Fraen an Gender, Citim as well as Oekobib. All information on our three partner librairies can be found here. Download Bibliography…
December, the illuminations in town, the christmas atmosphere slowly settling in… you too have gifts to give? This year, let’s choose together to make gifts that really make sense.
When you search for information on the internet (the upcoming Transition Days programme, for example…), you type a few keywords in a window, hit enter and a list of results appears.
The end of the year and the time for balance sheets is approaching. This one is not the most pleasant one but we all do it from time to time: this week we do our accountings.
Does the impact of digital technology mean anything to you? Statistics have been coming out one after the other for a few years now and they are quite chilling.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to participate, now is your chance to review the conference on local currencies: tools for societal transformation (in FR).
If you haven’t had the opportunity to participate, now is your chance to review the conference on using money for the good (in FR).
If you haven’t had the opportunity to participate, now is your chance to review the conference on basic income as an instrument for transition (in FR).
- 01.12.-03.01.21 |“A Quiet Place” by Kristīne Brīniņa | 10h00 – 18h00 | neimenster – Transition Days 2020
- 8.12.20 | Digital conference (in FR) | Local currencies: tools for societal transformation | 19h00
- 9.12.20 | Digital Conference (in FR) | Using my money for the good | 19h30
- 10.12.20 | Digital Conference (in GER & FR) | Basic Income as an instrument for transition | 19h30
- 11.12.20 | EBL Digital Workshop: A healthy and environmentally friendly home office | 15h30 (in FR) & (in LU)
We will then move on to the workshop, where we design, repair and build. Energy and technology – but also low technology – will be in the limelight this November.
We will have the opportunity to reflect on our collective and individual relationship to technology, and to get our hands dirty at a big repair café where we can take apart, reassemble, nail, sew or saw.
Imagine-toi, aventurier-ère au cœur d’une immense forêt vierge tropicale, marchant depuis plusieurs jours sans croiser une goutte d’eau. Assoiffé-e, tu tombes sur une mare stagnante peuplée de larves gesticulantes, et alimentée par un cours d’eau quasiment à sec. Attends-tu patiemment que le cours d’eau remplisse ta gourde, ou plonges-tu goulument la tête dans la mare, au diable les larves, ça fera des protéines ?
The video “High Tech, Low Human”, by Carole Louis, shows one of the possible outcomes of an encounter between a post human failure and a defective artificial intelligence.
De Schrëftsteller Luc Spada stellt eis all Mount verschidde Perséinlechkeete fir a beliicht hier Gedanken, Erfarungen an Dreem um Wee an eng nohalteg a gerecht Gesellschaft. Dëse Mount ass den Sebastian Dietz eisen Invité.
Comme le Repair Day ce mois n’a pas pu avoir lieu comme prévu, nous avons demandé à nos partenaires de nous envoyer une petite vidéo. Pour vous donner une idée de ce à quoi vous pouviez vous attendre – il y aura de nombreuses possibilités de participer à un Repair Café dans un avenir proche. Mais qu’est-ce qu’un Repair Café et d’où vient-il ? Claude Schergen, qui a fondé le Repair Café Luxembourg, a quelques réponses à ce sujet.
Have you ever wanted to make yourself a raclette and ended up buying a machine that now sleeps in your cupboard as you rarely use it? Have you ever needed a drill to install a single shelf in your home? Why not share all these items?
Have you heard of programmed obsolescence? It’s what makes your printer designed to print X pages and not one more, your phone doesn’t work after two years, and your washing machine will never last as long as the one your grandparents had.
Food crystallises many challenges for a sustainable future, and is often the first topic addressed when talking about Transition. So let’s start in October in the first room of the house: the kitchen. There we will discuss food issues: impact, waste, sovereignty, alternatives… to imagine a food transition for the Grand-Duchy.
The video “Food Correspondences”, by Taina Guedes and Nora Wagner, is the result of an exchange between the two artists, sharing their hopes, fears, memories and imagination through the universal language of food.
Courant avril 2020, en pleine période de confinement, une auditrice de la radio France Inter avait jugé utile de décrocher son téléphone pour faire part aux auditeurs de son effarement…
De Schrëftsteller Luc Spada stellt eis all Mount verschidde Perséinlechkeete fir a beliicht hier Gedanken, Erfarungen an Dreem um Wee an eng nohalteg a gerecht Gesellschaft. Dëse Mount ass den Johny Diderich eisen Invité.
Do you know the overflowing bin in the kitchen that needs to be changed all the time? The one that smells bad and fills up like magic? This week, we’re tackling that bin.
In Luxembourg, each citizen throws away an average of 124 kilos of food per year. That’s a lot, isn’t it?
« Eat seasonal fruit and vegetables. » | Seasonality is disappearing from our habits: all year round we have beautiful red tomatoes, well graded and plump on the supermarket shelves.
« One month without meat » | In October we are in the kitchen. Let’s talk about food! Food has a key role to play in the development of a fairer model of society.
How to live together in a one planet world
In September, we will explore the roof of this house and unleash our imagination to tackle the complex subject of how to live together on one planet. This introductory month will include transition initiatives, strategies for collective resilience, and the use of stories as tools for transformation.
Episode N°1 | Resilience
The video performance “PHOENix”, by John Herman, is about resistance and resilience, the will to survive and the desire for salvation.