What if we re-invented money? What would this mean in higher education and elsewhere? The Higher Education Summits in 2021 and 2022 ("Daring to transform learning for a future-proof economy") were one of the inspirations for inviting the higher education sector to join a futures-inspired reflection on rethinking "money". Legacy17, SWEDESD and the COPERNICUS Alliance are joining forces to offer a very innovative workshop from 15-17 May 2023, at Uppsala University. Join us in Uppsala and register by 15 April 2022!
Money is a human invention. What if we were to re-invent it, to introduce and serve a sustainable, regenerative society? The Higher Education Summits in 2020 and 2021, organized by the COPERNICUS Alliance and partners, focused on economics.
A survey of innovative economics teaching turned up numerous adjectives: not only doughnut economics, but also plural economics, regenerative economics, sustainable economics, intentional economics, quantum economics …but sadly little new content.
One reason: the nature of money is taken as a given.
"Money is not considered an important subject in itself. Economists, it seems, think about money less than most people do."
David Orrell (writer, mathematician)
"Money is the highest leverage point for improving all other systems."
Bernard Lietaer (economist, author and educator)
We propose to tackle head-on the question: What may money look like in a sustainable, thriveable society? We’ll use the powerful futures thinking tool Causal Layered Analysis (CLA; read more here and here), and expect by the end of the workshop to have a small set of responses, as a basis for further experimentation, research, and education.
Facilitator: Marcus Bussey, based at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, is an educator and cultural entrepreneur who combines his work in academia with engagement with colleagues both within and without the ‘hallowed halls’ of the university system.
Co-facilitator: Miriam Sannum, is an ecologist and pedagogue who has worked with collaborative and transformative processes for 30 years. She has worked with authorities and NGOs, both as municipal ecologist and as consultant, has facilitated many futures-oriented processes with mixed groups, and has taught at the Swedish West University.
Host: Lawrence Kampf, serves on the board of Legacy17 and is co-founder of Nova Earth Institute. A 30+ year veteran coach and creative consultant specializing in transformational learning and creative initiatives as a transformational path. Lawrence is an American transplant living full time in Croatia and has a lengthy background in large scale culture, education and finance projects.
When: 15-17 May 2023
Where: Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Costs: The workshop standard seat cost is 850 € for three full days with coffee breaks and a light lunch each day. Reduced rates for researchers and students are offered! Please follow the link to the registration below to see details.
Organizers: Legacy17, SWEDESD, COPERNICUS Alliance