The Human Economy: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the World Economic Crisis
Museum of Art and Design Theater (2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan)
Free, registration required
The idea of a ‘Human Economy’ came out of an international movement inspired by the World Social Forum in 2001. A human economy would be one that gives priority to what people really do and think, while addressing the needs of humanity as a whole. A program has been set up in Pretoria, South Africa to develop research on the human economy from the perspective of the global South. A short talk will outline its aims and achievements before opening up a conversation about how a project whose academic outputs are still largely limited to words might engage the public in more contemporary ways.