encountering emerging naturecultures

Homo Economicus (1.2.)


Dates (Period): 15/05/2020 – 16/05/2020
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Organizer: Baltan Laboratories

The Worklab program organized by Baltan organization in Eindhoven will include residency and symposium that will explore the roles and values of our economic system in the challenge to reconnect with our natural environment.

Our world is at a tipping point. The extraction of our natural resources for profit and goods no longer sustains in the age of the Anthropocene. Economics, as a social technology in its present form, provides no solution to issues of climate change and social inequality. The added value of efficiency and productivity are outweighed by the numerous disadvantages of reducing all values to market value. We need to reshape our economic systems and see how it can be informed with creativity, ethics, environmental issues and other social challenges… Through artistic and practice-based research this Worklab aims to reconsider our thinking about the economy and reconnect it with our natural surroundings. With the title “Homo Economicus”, this WorkLab will face the challenges of creating the visions and models of the economic system which is not based on permanent growth but on abundance.