The global market seems to be in perpetual crisis. Beyond the current re-regulation of free trade, what new organizations or systems for resource distribution are emerging in response to this state? What are the roles of the work of art and the work of artists within the crisis economy? This session invites the participants to reflect on the socio-economic function of art and technology practice in the age of the Three Big Ts (TTIP, TPP, TISA) and the austerity laden post-startup economy.
Jip de Ridder is a young entrepreneur determined to disrupt current economic systems with his new decentralized peer-to-peer insurance model called CommonEasy. Assuming markets are not an effective model to organize solidarity, what is needed to make solidarity work as a common good? He is exploring how this could work using the design principles of Elinor Oström around concepts of networks and collective decision-making.