Money is all around us. For most of us it determines status and success, it equates to power, pleasure and security. Even the majority of economists see it as a neutral and natural constituent of our socio-economic fabric. Yet, and reinforced by the financial crisis of 2008, questions about today’s monetary system, its institutional setup, governance and significance have been raised. Throughout history so called complementary currencies have existed in communities and parallel economies that expressed different value systems and enabled collaboration at odds with the conventional market logic. In this Lab we will unravel the nature of the money as we know it. And we will examine and experiment with novel currencies as social technologies to empower the economies of transition that are needed for social justice and sustainable development.
Workshop in English, more information and registration here (limited early bird tickets and discounts available):