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25 Nov 2015

LU Arts host free talks on sustainable economic systems

LU Arts is running a free evening of talks this week on new sustainable economic systems. The talks are part of the Radar programme.

There will be three experts in the field on this subject:

  • Naomi Diamond from Locality, a national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive
  • David Boyle, an author and researcher who was involved in the NEF report Clone Town Britain, which investigated the lack of diversity in Britain’s high streets
  • Kathrin Böhm, an artist and founding member of the London-based art and architecture collective Public Works, and the pan-European artist initiative Myvillages

The talks will explore how new economic systems have different values and behaviours to the accepted capitalist norm. As our economy changes, some have argued that we are seeing the spontaneous rise of collaborative production. Goods, services and organisations are appearing that no longer respond to the dictates of the market and the managerial hierarchy. Parallel currencies, time banks, cooperatives, self-managed spaces, and other initiatives have proliferated, and these will be discussed.

The event is free to attend and will take place at the Organ Grinder pub in Loughborough town centre on Thursday 26 November from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

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