Call for participation!
Today’s economic system is failing us. It is the cause of climate change, resource destruction and rising inequality. The idea that the free market works for everyone is a fantasy.
It is time to Reclaim Economics!
The Club of Rome wants to inspire and support students, activists, intellectuals, artists, video-makers, teachers, professors and many others to help us shift the teaching of economics away from the mathematical pseudo-science it has become. The well-being of people and the sustainability of the planet need to lie at the core of all economic thinking.
We want to
- Unify and increase the pressure for change
- Mobilise people to demand balanced economics teaching and research
- Raise wider awareness about the flaws of the current economic model
How are we going to do this?
- By direct action on campuses, e.g. flash mobs, sticker campaigns, die ins
- By online campaign activities, e.g. hashtag activism, correct Wikipedia entries, campaign homepage
- By using multimedia, e.g. producing videos and short films
- By providing tools to students, e.g. templates for critical questions, publish “missing pages” for mainstream books
- By counter-information activities, e.g. targeted critique of mainstream academics and textbooks, critical art installations
The project will kick off on 9-11 September 2016 at the castle Burg Feistritz, 90 km from Vienna, Austria.
Want to be part of the team?
- a campaigner?
- an activist?
- a filmmaker?
- a scientist?
- a graphic designer?
- a social media guru?
- an artist?
- an IT specialist?
And are you
- Dissatisfied with the way economics is taught today?
- Eager to challenge the current system?
- Environmentally and socially aware?
- Ready to commit time to the cause?
As part of our campaign team you will have the opportunity to play a central role in changing the way economics is taught and understood. You will also have regular contact with Club of Rome members and other internationally renowned experts.
How to apply
Send at firstname.lastname@example.org with “application” in the subject line:
- Your résumé (max. 2 pages)
- A completed application form (available here)
- If you are an artist, sample of your work
The closing date for applications is 30th June 2016.
Best to apply early! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.