inspiration for new types of money towards a better possible world

Mini version of Currency Lab

The Economia Festival is publishing a magazine and it will feature a simplified (but not at all less fun) version of the board game. Despite its small size, almost all challenges and strategies fit in....

Inspiration Feed – 08.20

End of capitalism, basic income, beyond renewable energy, useless jobs, garden hacking & more. links selection – 20.aug.17

Designing Speculation, Creation and Gift

The workshop participants at Economia Festival helped define some “magic numbers” in the Warhols currency design, in this way influencing the three economies (Speculation, Creation and Gift) programmed into this experimental digital money. One...

Trading Floor Game

The Money & Society MOOC gathered a group of participants IRL and, among other things, we ran around the room trading playing cards for other cards and – most important – for candy. It...

Three Economies in the Warhols Currency

The Warhols experimental art currency is coming to the Economia Festival in Eindhoven. Attendees will be able to get and spend their Warhols in three quite different ways.   The Creative Economy is organized...

Subversive Economies at Nuvem

(abaixo versão em português) The rural station for art & technology nuvem.tk gathered this December a group to exchange “proposals, ideas, elucubrations – practical or theoretical, fictional or in progress – aiming to subvert...

Inspiration Feed – 11.08

Emancipatory catastrophism, universal basic dividend, post-growth, the commons paradigm & more. links selection – 08.nov.16

Community Value at Supermarkt Berlin

This two-day event featured round tables, presentations and discussions about money and community. It was part of the series “Art, Money & Self Organization in Digital Capitalism” The participants included representatives from several community...

Visit to the Art Reserve Bank Mint

I got to visit the place where the art coins are brought to life with the help of a huge vintage manual metal press. As manager of the Berlin branch and enthusiast of the...

Inspiration Feed – 04.10

Sustainable Development, sharing by owning, Tragedy of the Commons debunked, democracy vs inequality & more. links selection – 10.apr.16

Zeit ist nicht Geld – Parallel Crossings

It was an inspiring night presenting Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics video, the Spreeblüte local Berlin currency and neighborhood activity group Polly & Bob for the Parallel Crossings festival meeting, along with the CurrencyLab game....

Inspiration Feed – 01.12

Magna Carta and the commons, Prosperity vs Growth, digital revolution, the super-rich and offshore assets & more. links selection – 12.jan.16

Currency Workshop in Brazil

(abaixo versão em português) Vila Flores is an independent cultural center plus creative space in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and they are developing their own currency, the “Tigrão”. It is named after the neighbor’s dog...

Inspiration Feed 10.08

cashless economy and high-tech barter, coop upgrade for the sharing economy, global aid and poverty, snuggle for survival & more. links selection – 08.oct.15

Solikon Workshop

We played the CurrencyLab game at the Congress on Solidarity Economy and Transformation in Berlin this week. The discussions were great, we had many critical thinkers and we didn’t reach consensus in any of...

Inspiration Feed 07.26

Vodka and potatoes as currency, basic income experiment, dotcommunism & more … links selection – 26.july.15

Transition Day & “Währungslabor”

For the meeting of Transition Town Berlin & Brandenburg last May, we tried for the first time playing the CurrencyLab game entirely in German language. An official translation is in the plans, but for...