Screening and Discussion of
Money and Society MOOC by Jem Bendell and Matthew Slater
IFLAS – Institute For Leadership and Sustainability. University of Cumbria
Starting Sunday 19th February at 16.00
Are you concerned with the banking system? Bemused or fascinated by bitcoin? Starting a local currency? Whereas most courses on money are intended for people with an economics background or banking future, this course is for people who are interested in understanding money from a social innovation perspective – it prepares the ground for answering how to create a better future by reshaping money and currency.
The course is therefore highly interdisciplinary, drawing upon anthropology, sociology, history and heterodox economics. It is designed by Professor Jem Bendell PhD (IFLAS) and Matthew Slater BD (Community Forge), with additional tutoring by Leander Bindewald MA (IFLAS).
The aim of the course is to inform and, at the same time, create a platform to exchange ideas, propose solutions and connect people that are interested in implementing alternative forms of mutual credit/digital currencies/exchange systems. Gift Economy is also very much an important part of the discussion. The participants are invited to propose ideas and advance solutions and these are discussed at the end of each lesson and in the online alumni forum after the end of the course.
The previous three cohorts have already put in touch many people engaged in pioneering work.
Every screening will be followed by a discussion among the participants.
To those who have missed previous lessons we will provide the relevant material.
SCREENING AT THE HIVE
Lesson One: An introduction to money: functions, forms, and fallacies – Sunday 19th February at 16.00
Lesson Two: The history of money and its discontents – Sunday 26th February at 16.00
Lesson Three: The problems with mainstream monetary systems – Sunday 5th March at 16.00
Lesson Four: Alternatives – Sunday 12th March at 16.00
Money and Society MOOC
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