Scifi Econ residency texts


Vision and Theme:

In the backdrop of 2024, we find ourselves amidst a resurgence of post-neoclassical economic thought, with prominent thinkers such as Hickel, Raworth, Mazzucato, Kelton, Wray, Peters, and others paving the way for innovative concepts like degrowth, doughnut economics, mission economics, modern monetary theory, and ergodicity economics. The seminar seeks to build upon this momentum by bridging the gap between theoretical frameworks and tangible policy implementations.

Event Highlights

  • Lectures
  • Field visits: A real-life science fiction economy in action.
  • Creative Collaboration: Calling all creatives and economists! Join us to craft artistic representations of future economic systems.

Outputs :

Craft two descriptions of a future economic system—one as an encyclopedia entry and the other as an artistic representation, blending applied economics with creative vision.

Process: Engage in facilitated two-hour sessions, where small groups collaboratively draft components of the encyclopedia entry, drawing inspiration from the successful Space Economy Camp model.

Participants: We aim for a diverse group of 20 participants, representing a spectrum of competencies, including policymakers, academics, civil society members, and creative minds. Gender balance and representation from the Global South are prioritized.

Tentative Program:

  • Day 1: Keynote by Ha-Joon Chang and a field visit to the Messina advanced cluster—a real-life science fiction economy.
  • Days 2 and 3: Thematic parallel sessions, exploring different facets of a conceptually sound and radically different economic system.
  • Day 4: Curation of materials generated, focusing on publication.

How to Participate:

Lectures will be live streamed - the URL will be shared to registered participants closer to the event date.

Join us in shaping the future of economic policy by contributing to a dynamic and interdisciplinary exploration of post-neoclassical economic thinking.

We look forward to your participation in this groundbreaking event.

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