27-29th May 2024
Our present day discourse of trauma is commonly associated with significant events like war and violence - but there is a missing conversation about how living in other kinds of societal precariousness (under capitalism) affects our behaviors, attitudes and beliefs - our relationship with money, and our place in the economy. Trauma isn’t just a personal matter, it’s systemic.
In this participatory lecture, I’ll be sharing my ongoing research that I've conducted with financial psychologists, solidarity economics activists and technologists on economic stress and trauma. I will show you how it concretely impacts our beliefs and behavior, how it shows up in new and existing economic systems - and open the space for a participatory discussion for how new economics communities could design financial instruments & community approaches with trauma-informed principles.