What does the relocalization of economic systems in Transition look like? (Follow-up Conversation with MATH Teleseminar Panelists)

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Please note: this event will take place at 7:00pmEST/4:00pmPST - 8:30pmEST/5:30pmPST. To participate, please register online and you will receive call details via email.

This conversation is a follow up to the two-part teleseminar series on "The Maturation of a Social Movement: A Regional Response to the Transition Movement" hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH) in November and December 2014.

The topic of this conversation will be  "What does the relocalization of economic systems in Transition look like?" Featured panelists include Marco Vangelisti, Essential Knowledge for Transition (ek/4t), and Brett Barndt, Fellow, NYC Accelerator, Cleantech Renewables; New Economy, Money and Banking.

Brett Barndt is currently a Fellow in the NYC Accelerator for Cleantech and Renewable Energy. Brett conducted original research into opportunities for communities to apply multi-stakeholder, co-design, and co-creation approaches to build new re-localized sustainable economies. He has been involved in new product development, communication, and organizational change in global enterprises for more than two decades. Brett’s experience gives him the perspective to help solve whole system challenges through communication, multi-stakeholder engagement, and action research across large organizations. His background in global finance gives him a unique perspective on the systemic and institutional changes needed to enable real long-term sustainability. He is currently working on a participatory research project about deep change in money consciousness in affiliation with Taos Institute and Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Marco Vangelisti came to the US from Italy as a Fulbright scholar in mathematics and economics at the University of California in Berkeley. After a stint in the financial industry, Marco worked as visual artist for 5 years and obtained a MFA focusing on the intersection between public art and ecology. He later worked for 6 years managing investment equity portfolios primarily on behalf of large foundations and endowments. In April 2009 Marco left the finance industry and has since been instrumental in the formation and development of the Slow Money Northern California chapter where he currently leads the investor working group. Marco is currently developing Essential Knowledge for Transition- a curriculum for engaged citizens to understand the money and banking system, the economic system and the financial system and how we need to transform them.  Marco is also helping communities increase their capacity for local investing.

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