Future Economies

Date:Mon 08 May
Time:7pm (doors)
Venue:Hot Numbers, Gwydir St
Price:Free*

Zoe Svendsen  will be in conversation with Ha-Joon Chang, economist and writer (including the best-selling 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism), Reader in Economics at the University of Cambridge.

She will be asking the questions  'What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change? and what would it be like to live in this future system?'

PLEASE NOTE this event takes place off site at Hot Numbers Cafe, Gwydir Street, Cambridge. Tickets are free but you do need to book in advance.

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METIS is a Cambridge-based performing arts company creating interdisciplinary performance projects through rigorous research, characterised by extremely high production values. A fascination with maps, space, technology, travel and history drives our work in a range of media. METIS involves a network of artists, creating richly detailed audience experiences.

Zoë Svendsen is a theatre director, dramaturg and researcher. Artistic director of performing arts company, METIS, Zoë creates research-driven interdisciplinary performance projects exploring contemporary political subjects, including World Factory (UK tour, produced by Arts Admin; shortlisted for the Berlin Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2016); 3rd Ring Out (TippingPoint Commission Award; UK tour), an emergency-planning-style ‘rehearsal’ for a climate crisis set in 2033; and an adaptation of Brecht’s parable on the moralities of capitalism, Four Men and a Poker Game (Northern Stage; The Tron). As dramaturg Zoë collaborates creatively on contemporary productions of classic texts, including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure and The Changeling (Young Vic); Miss Julie (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark); Arden of Faversham (Royal Shakespeare Company); Edward II (National Theatre Olivier). Zoë lectures on dramaturgy at the University of Cambridge; is artistic associate at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich; an honorary (artistic) research fellow at Birkbeck’s Centre for Contemporary Theatre; and in 2014-15 was artist-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

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PLEASE NOTE this event takes place off site at Hot Numbers Cafe, Gwydir Street.

Tickets are free but you do need to book in advance.

Doors 7pm - Start 7:15pm.

If you have any questions or queries about your booking please contact the Box Office on 01223 511511