Workshop: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Money 14 October

Manchester M60 0AS, United Kingdom

We have teamed up with Stir to Action to bring you a series of workshops. This is the second of three and is all about the the Past, Present and Future of Money and will be facilitated by Brett Scott.

The phrase ‘future of money’ is frequently used by the mainstream financial industry to refer to cosmetic changes to the user-experience layer of finance. The future is supposed to be a world of endless digital convenience and customisability, with seamless interfaces and gadgets that allow you to interact with banks at greater speed and with more ease. The vision, however, seldom includes any political critique of finance and seldom imagines possibilities beyond the existing cartels of banks and payments intermediaries. Furthermore, the vision pushed out is often based on flawed notions of money and the history of money.

The Workshop

  • We will explore what money is
  • Break down traditional histories of how it came to be
  • Explore the deeper changes we can make to money and banking systems
  • Participants will come out with a clear notion of what it will take to challenge the power of the banking industry


£60- Standard ticket/non members

£50- College members*

£40- Concessions including students and JSA*

*Evidence will need to be produced upon arrival to prove member/student/JSA status

Facilitator Profile

I explore economic systems. I wrote The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (Pluto Press: 2013). I’ve written for publications like TheGuardian, Wired, New Scientist, Aeon Mag & and have appeared on shows such as BBC World Update, BBC Newsday, the Keiser Report, and Arte TV. I’ve worked as a broker, barman and blues musician, and I’m a Fellow at the Finance Innovation Lab. I tweet as @Suitpossum.


The Co-operative College, an educational charity dedicated to the promotion of co-operative values, ideas and principles within co-operatives, communities and society.

Holyoake House, Hanover St, Manchester M60 0AS


Contact us with any questions, or if you would like to pay via alternate methods including cheque or bank account transfer.

The workshop will run 10:00 – 16:00

14th October to 14th October 2017
Manchester M60 0AS, United Kingdom