The Marrickville School of Economics* is a creative accounting and artist-led curriculum for studying and developing new ways to do economy.
The School is free to attend and open to all and its syllabus will evolve in a manner that responds to the practical needs of the community.
It will function as a stink-tank for the forensic investigation of the systemic inadequacies of the current neoliberal economic model. Drawing on radical research and experimentation in other parts of the world, and empirical research from our own backyard, it will seek to enrich those with the desire to unfuck the economy, with the knowledge and skills to speak confidently about ideas to implement a new one.
Initial Preliminary Course outline
101 Fuck your Economy: An introduction
102 Value: How to do know if you got it
103 Carving up the Pie Chart (Culinary wisdom)
104 Entanglements and Intangibles (body based improv)
105 Rich White Men: Forensic ethnographic research
106 Trickle Down A/Effect (data visualisation)
107 Feast and Famine Economy (a boat building exercise)
108 Corporate Welfare – how to identify it
109 Mapping Capital Flow (hip hop workshop)
110 Ninja Economics (parkour combat workshop)
You can find the current course outlines on the tumblr site (while we wait for our official site development)
If you are interested in attending/dropping in send an email with a brief introduction to Bek Conroy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Internationals and long distance learning units catered for!
*The name of the school takes its geographic location as preemptive infamous moniker, very much in the spirit of the Chicago School, and the London School of Economics. Marrickville is a Local Government Area in New South Wales, Australia, with a high concentration of artists and creatives working in the small to medium sector.