Robert Orzanna

“Life… …Is. It does not require any further concretisation because any descriptive attempt would narrow down the incomprehensiveness of what life can all be. How does one live life that is?”1

I am interested in degrowth2 and sustainable consumption3. For any of these, I am happy to talk to you and collaborate on projects. :-)

Write me an email4. If you want to know more about me as a person, please take a look at my CV5.

Currently, my main work focuses on supporting the sustainable development of Sheetgo6. In my free time I contribute to open-source software projects I use myself7, as well as assisting the Amara foundation8 and the FZI research institute9.

I am a big fan of podcasts as a medium of communication and share my curated list of podcasts10 that I listen to myself. Aside, I am the coordinator of the "Degrowth Audiobook Podcast"11 and invite you to listen to it.

If you are a research scholar, you might be interested in my co-authored publication "Culture meets Flows: The Cultural Dimension of Urban Metabolism"12 that had been cited by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) in their report "Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities"13.


  1. https://medium.com/orschiro/life-7091c41a9566#.2waqlqylq

  2. http://www.degrowth.org

  3. http://www.scorai.org

  4. http://www.orzanna.de/email.png

  5. http://www.orzanna.de/cv.html

  6. https://sheetgo.com/

  7. https://github.com/orschiro

  8. http://amara.org/en/

  9. http://www.fzi.de/en/home/

  10. You can download my subscriptions in a portable .opml format at https://player.fm/orschiro/subs.opml.

  11. https://degrowthaudiobook.wordpress.com

  12. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Orzanna/publication/275715073_Culture_meets_Flows_The_Cultural_Dimension_of_Urban_Metabolism/links/5544f20c0cf23ff71686977e.pdf

  13. http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12906/