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BACKGROUND CONTEXT - over the last few years, Western politicians have been preoccupied with the so-called 'economic crisis' that has mystified many and led to confusion, fear and suspicion. The popular consensus seems to be that we need a big increase in economic growth. HOWEVER - growth is a component of consumer spending, which contributes to climate change and other environmental problems. In 2012, atmospheric CO2 levels exceeded the much-feared ‘tipping point’ of 350ppm (Guardian, 1st June 2012) and the daily melting of ice in the Arctic is now 50% more than it was in 2007 Guardian, 27th August 2012. How can economics be harmonised with the ecosystem that underpins all human activities, including business?


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REINVENTING MONEY FOR AN ENDANGERED SPECIES -
this metadesign workshop took place on 5th September 2012 at the Westminster Hub. It was a collaboration between EcoSquared and Metadesigners. We aimed to co-create synergies that would be useful in a practical context.

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METHODS - We adapted the Creative Quartet format as the basis for six meetings between four invited experts. Each participant met with each of the other three in a 15-minute bisociation workshop. The 6 meetings ran as a sequence of three pairs. The purpose of each meeting was not a discussion or debate. Instead, we hoped to develop a working language that respected (apparent) incommensurables and to find practical synergies within, beyond, or between them.

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