Kaaitheater, ARGUS, Oikos, Cross Talks (VUB) & Mo*Magazine

The Un-Economic Summit

The Un-Economic Summit
The Un-Economic Summit

21.01 – 22.01.2011

Economen, filosofen en kunstenaars gaan het blinde geloof in eeuwige economische groei, de alles regulerende marktprijs en de neutraliteit van geld te lijf gaan. Ze formuleren voorstellen om andere waarden en principes binnen te brengen in de economische logica.


Friday 21 January: 14:00>18:00

Victoria Johnson – New Economics Foundation, London
If not the economics of global growth, then what? Getting an economy the right size for the planet

Christian Arnsperger – Chaire Hoover d’Ethique Economique et Social, UCL, Louvain la Neuve
The guaranteed income as a tool for transition to frugality

Silke Helfrich - author of Who Owns the World? The Rediscovery of the Commons, Jena
The Commons: A New Narrative for Our Times

Geert De Pauw - Community Land Trust, Buurthuis Bonnevie, Brussels
The Community Land Trust as a new model for social housing

Olav Velthuis - Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Amsterdam
Imaginary Economics: art as an alternative source of knowledge on economy


Pieter De Buysser - author, theatre maker, Brussels
In praise of speculation

(Victoria Johnson will be replaced by Ruth Potts)
Saturday 22 January: 14:00>18:00

The MonNetA Money game
The game is designed to help people understand their own relationship - as well as our collective relationship to money. It is played in small groups of four to six participants.   

Roland Spinola – Money Network Alliance, Steyerberg
Money rules the world, but who rules money? Overcoming a conceptual prison

Francesco Bernabei – Cittadellarte’s Economic Office, Biella
The Human Values Bank

Luc Weyn – Netwerk Vlaanderen, Brussels
The Ethics of Investment

Akseli Virtanen – Helsinki School of Economics
Europa, Oikonomia, Oidipus: Economy as production of subjectivity

Alma De Walsche – MO*Magazine
Climate Change Economics – beyond the capitalist market strategies




The Ministry of Trying to Do Something About It - Clare Patey [GB] Ration Me Up – Carbon Ration Book 

vr 21 & Sa 22/01 as from 14:00 Changing Tents | ongoing performance 
Wat doen we aan de klimaatwijziging, nú? Het ‘Ministry of Trying to Do Something About It’ geeft rantsoenboekjes uit waarmee je alvast jouw aandeel in een properder en duurzamer wereld kan realiseren. Probeer het en ontdek dat minder consumeren een nieuwe wereld van mogelijkheden opent.