Economy for Common Good

The Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement is running a series of events on research around cultural commons.

Date: 19 July 2021

The Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement (CREATURE) at London Met has been running a series of talks and workshops around emerging research on the topic of cultural commons and how their deployment and development can address social and planetary justice. 

In the latest talk in the series, attendees were able to hear from the Directors of Economy for the Common Good (ECG), a global social movement with a new sustainable economic model that benefits society at large, the planet and future generations.

Bridget Knapper, one of the founding Directors of Economy for the Common Good, and Sandra White, one of the movements Directors, spoke about the work ECG has done and continues to do in tackling issues around social justice in the society within a society so dominated by economics.

Torange Khonsari, Course Leader for Design for Cultural Commons, said: “Moving beyond the rhetoric of social justice and planetary care towards action and impact means engaging with contemporary practices in economics, business, education, city making, art and society building all of which forms our politics. 

“That's why talks like these that show today's alternatives but tomorrow's solutions are so important. I worry about rhetoric whose power of language may conceal the very difficult systemic problems we dare not challenge.”

A recording of the event can be watched on YouTube.

The next talk in the series, Infrastructures, social participation and the commons, will be taking place Tuesday 20 July at 5pm.

Find out more about how you can study Cultural Commons at London Met:

Design for Cultural Commons - PG Cert

Design for Cultural Commons - PG Dip