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‘Alternative Economy Cultures’ (alt.econ.cult) programme on April 3rd & 5th in Helsinki

Via http://2009.pixelache.ac/festival/programme/alternative-economy-cultures/:

The ‘Alternative Economy Cultures’ (alt.econ.cult) programme on April 3rd & 5th brings together leading international and Finnish thinkers, cultural practitioners and activists, to present alternative economic visions.

The seminar aims to tackle not just the financial, but the social, cultural, institutional, human, material, emotional and intellectual forms of capital. Not just about individual gain, boosting, balancing or bail-outs, but common good, peer-to-peer, shared wealth and appropriate reward for effort involved.

Bridging the gap between presentations, reflections and things-to-be-done, the discussion-based workshop about peer-fundraising. Can the crowd-sourcing phenomena be applied to support alternative cultural events in Finland?


Friday 3rd April, 10.00 - 18.00


Cultural practitioners, activists, and economic theorists from Finland and abroad, working from different contexts, strategies and institutional backgrounds, have been invited to contribute to this theme.

Michael Albert (US), Michel Bauwens (BE/TH), Geraldine Juárez (MX), Tapani Köppä (FI),
Kristoffer Lawson of Scred (FI), Wojtek Mejor (PL), Saija-Riitta Sadeoja of Porkkanamafia (FI), Oliver Ressler (AT), Sara Sajjad of Piratbyrån (SE), Felix Stalder (AT), Tere Vadén (FI), and
Eero Yli-Vakkuri of Uuva Project (FI).

Download detailed seminar programme [.pdf 48K]
Download speakers biographies and presentation/project abstracts [.pdf 171K]
Download seminar infosheet (including texts on this page) [.pdf 292K]

Morning session
10.00 - 12.00 in Kiasma Theatre
Chaired by Marita Muukkonen & Ivor Stodolsky of Perpetuum Mobile.

Afternoon sessions
13.00 - 16.00 in Kiasma Theatre
16.30 - 18.00 in Kiasma Seminar room
Chaired by Roope Mokka of Demos Helsinki.

Seminar registration

Please register/sign up for seminar by 31st March to guarantee a seat!
(Theatre holds 200, Seminar room 60-70 persons only)

Send email to alt.econ.cult [-at-] pixelache.ac
(choose subject-line: friday morning -or- friday morning + afternoon)

Free entry! (festival pass not needed)
Volunteer contributions (of 5, 10, 30, 50€) welcome.
DONATE ONLINE! (suorita maksu suomeksi)

There will also be a Piñata, specially-made by Geraldine Juárez, placed at the Kiasma Theatre entrance to gather offline donations.


Sunday 5th April, 15.00 - 17.00


Afternoon session 15.00 - 17.00 at Demos Helsinki Office (Laivurinkatu 41)
Hosted by Andrew Gryf Paterson and Roope Mokka.

Discussion-based workshop led by Geraldine Juárez of Tanda Foundation (MX), featuring also Michel Bauwens (BE/TH), Kristoffer Lawson of Scred (FI), Lennu Keinänen of Suomen Verkkomaksut (FI), and others.

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