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From

The United Kingdom

Date of Visit

September 20 - 21

Purpose of Visit

Brett Scott visits the Netherlands as part of Balance-Unbalance 2018 (BunB) on September 20 en 21. BunB is an annual international conference on art and design, exploring the intersections between nature, science, technology and society. Scott is part of the conference's opening programme, which consists of four key notes on the theme of New Value Systems - Sustainability and social impact as drivers for value creation. With his talk Atoms, Molecules and the Two Meanings of Decentralisation, he discusses the construction of alternative economies. Scott also gives a workshop titled Searching for the Soul of Money. In which participants are taught about the basics of money systems during interactive sessions. His visit to Het Nieuwe Institiuut also includes a meeting with staff and a tour of the exhibitions. 

Function

Brett Scott is a journalist, campaigner and the author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (2013). He works on financial reform, alternative finance and economic activism with a wide variety of NGOs, artists, students and start-ups, and writes for publications such as The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired Magazine and CNN. Brett produced the 2016 UNRISD report on blockchain technology and is a Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab, an Associate at the Institute of Social Banking and an advisory group member of the Brixton Pound. He helps facilitate a course on power and design at the University of the Arts London and facilitates workshops on alternative finance with The London School of Financial Arts.