The fortunes of world and our future are inextricably linked with how we manage our available resources. Since the dawn of human time humans have traded with symbolic tokens which have evolved from shells and tally sticks to what now is called money.
This topic will explore the complex world of money and economics throughout history and different geographical regions and communities. How economic theories have leading to contemporary thinking around money and finance and how this is being transformed by our understanding of the climate and ecological emergency. Through exploring ideas such as the gift economy, different ways of thinking about debt and ancestry as well as new models such as doughnut economics, this topic will new ways of thinking about power and money. The case studies and research topics will inspire ideas around our management of resources, planetary, human and financial to transform extractive cultures into regenerative ones that enable us live sustainably within planetary boundaries.