Program Economia 2020

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    Economia - The Limited Edition

    The online festival about economy, without the economists (on stage)


Economia – The Limited Edition presents unexpected and playful approaches looking at the foundations of our economy, establishing a fresh point of view on the notion of value and economic growth. The festival is a laboratory of ideas; a place where, for a while, we can step out of the existing frame and approach economics in an unexpected, playful and fundamental manner. The program consists of a series of online lectures, debates, game sessions, an exhibition and a conference from June 25th until October 31st.



    Since the outbreak of the financial crises in 2008 and the pandemic more recently, the uncertainty about the effectiveness and validity of the neoliberal model increased considerably. Economics, in its present form, provides no solution to issues of climate change and social inequality. It cannot help us organize social alliances, raise public interest or develop long-term prospects. Its results no longer appeal.

    In order to be able to challenge our economic system, humanity needs more intuition, holistic awareness and multidisciplinary thinking. Economia – The Limited Edition invites everyone to critically explore how to invert the paradigm of unlimited growth and reclaim economy as we see fit.

    02 JUL
    Capitalism after the Coronavirus

    5-6 PM Live on YouTube and Facebook + Intro & Q&A on Zoom
    Keynote by Paul Mason

    Rethinking capitalism as a transitional economic form.

    Paul Mason argues that our global economic model was already broken before the Covid-19 epidemic, and not just because of the problems contingent on the 2008 crisis. In his keynote lecture, he will discuss the need to rethink capitalism as a transitional economic form, promoting peer-production, automation, the network effect and information democracy.

    14 JUL
    Economy or: how I learned to stop worrying and love growth

    Performative talk by Arne Hendriks and Godelieve Spaas

    5-6 PM Live on YouTube and Facebook + Intro & Q&A on Zoom

    (#Nature's Economies) A new economic narrative emerging from personal stories

    Present economic narratives largely reside in the speculativeSPECULATIVE. Ideas about value, growth and exchange are more often than not founded in unrealistic modelling, promises of abundancePROMISES OF ABUNDANCE and corrupted expectations. The present has become a captive of a future that will never occur. We need alternative points of referencePOINTS OF REFERENCE, other storiesSTORIES and realistic expectations yet the current economy hardly provide us with any.

    Stay tuned for more information and announcements!

    ECONOMIA – THE LIMITED EDITION is powered by Joanknecht and kindly supported by Creative Europe, Creative Industries Fund NL, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven and Provincie Noord-Brabant.

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