Economy, People & Planet 2015

– Exploring Actions of Transition

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Omstilling Nu works to push the sustainability agenda by invoking the idea of a sustainable economic system. In September 2014, we organised over 250 participants at our 1st International Economics Conference, Economy, People & Planet – Towards a New Economic Paradigm. In November 2015 we invite you to participate in the conference Economy, People and Planet 2015Exploring actions of transition.

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Watch Leander’s speech here.
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Watch Dickson’s speech here.
Watch Stacco’s speech here.
Watch Tor’s speech here.
Watch Ole’s speech here.
Monetary systems and currencies are things that most people take for granted, considering the currencies printed by nation states, transferred through private banks and earned through individual labour. This is probably how most people consider money.

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A movement is under way that is developing the models and infrastructure and democratic momentum for building a new economy – an inclusive, sustainable economy rooted in community: an economy that works for everyone, and that can sustain our life on this planet for many generations to come. In seed form, this economy is already begun. In the face of widespread dissatisfaction with the current economy, in the midst of pervasive poverty, unemployment and economic suffering, communities are being driven to experiment with an economy built from the ground up by democratically controlled organizations like cooperatives, social enterprises, community land trusts, employee-owned firms, and municipally owned enterprises.

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New types of food production methods find its way into the world’s greatest cities, controlled and recycled food production units and it seems now that the majority of future food production will be located near large cities. The “perfect” cornfield could very well lie inside an industrial building, where production is automated.

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) can be characterized by the presence of open, participatory processes of production and governance for the creation of common goods, whose universal access is guaranteed by licenses such as Creative Commons. P2P dynamics are most visible today in the many communities and movements self-organising around the co-creation of culture and knowledge. Some of the most well-known examples are the Creative Commons, Free Software and Open Source, Open Access in education and science, Wikipedia, Open Data, Open Government and Free Culture.

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During the conference we will show some of the most innovative actions of transition in Denmark. We call them Torchbearers, because they lead the way on the path of transition.
See Cirkularium Food Loop’s pecha kucha presentation here.
See Sager der Samler’s pecha kucha presentation here.
See NOFO’s pecha kucha presentation here.
See Yduns Have’s pecha kucha presentation here.
Money is often believed to be “a veil”, an arbitrary thing that has no effect on the real economy, and no effect in the distribution of power between institutions, public as well as private. The association Gode Penge believes otherwise.

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This workshop is led by Rasmus Hougaard from Gode Penge and is linked to the topic Exploring Complementary Currencies.

See Rasmus’ presentation here.

It is actually quite simple: Either we learn how to share knowledge and resources in a fair way, or we will destroy ourselves and the planet. Our current activities are destroying Earth’s biosphere. Environmental sustainability is only possible in a more fair and just world where social sustainability is the core of the future societies.

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This workshop is led by Ion Sørvin from the art collective N55 and is linked to the topic Exploring Peer-to-Peer Dynamics.

See Ion’ presentation here.

At this workshop you will learn how to map, evaluate and use future trends for idea generation and conceptualization. You will also learn how to use future trends and concepts for pitching ideas.

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This workshop is led by Mette Sillesen, futurist at Future Navigator.

See Mette’s presentation here.

In this workshop you will get a short introduction to the tools and ways of community organising so that you can get started organising your communities for positive, sustainable change.

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This workshop is led by Andreas Lloyd co-founder of Medborgerne.

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