Event

Sci-Fi Economics Lab

LOCATION
Brussels, Belgium and livestream
DATE
11 Nov 2019

What if the future of economics could be inspired by science fiction?

To learn how we could achieve a more just, greener and more humane economy, join via livestream or on the ground in Brussels

The situation is clear. Our global economy is struggling to adapt to the climate challenge because of out of date structures. Fortunately, experts are rejecting the status quo and have started to imagine more desirable futures. Among them, science fiction authors are now proposing radically new models.

To highlight the synergies between science fiction and the economy, the Edgeryders (pronounced ‘edge riders’) community, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, is organising a major day of debates, workshops and celebrations open to all.

14:30 – 16:30 Workshop at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Organised in collaboration with Extinction Rebellion, this workshop aims to motivate everyone into creating an economy which respects limits to growth.

18:00 – 20:00 A double keynote lecture at LesRichesClaires – also available on livestream

Cory Doctorow – a science fiction author, activist and journalist – the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER and novels for adults like RAPTURE OF THE NERDS and MAKERS. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. He has been named one of the most influential people on the web by Forbes Magazine.

Kirsten Dunlop – CEO of EIT Climate-KIC, the EU’s largest public-private partnership, tasked with addressing climate change through innovation by achieving deep decarbonisation across cities, while tackling land use, agriculture and industrial manufacturing, and securing finance. It works with 280 partners across academia, business, the public sector and NGOs, and has supported more than 2,000 start-ups to date, leveraging more than €2.5bn in funding.

 
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