S3.2 Banks & Currencies


The current monetary system, with its built-in debt creation, is creating more and more problems, such as debt for individuals and even for countries. Be inspired by alternatives, where the focus is not on making even more money, but on thriving communities and sustainability, such as ethical, sustainable and social banking, the exchange economy, the use of local currencies, crypto currencies, gift economy, etc.

Key concepts

  • The main features of a debt-based monetary system
  • The effect of an alternative currency on the local region
  • Provide examples of crypto currencies focused on sustainability
  • Imagining and sharing living in a gift economy
  • Possible alternative currency designs for the school/local community

Open Story & research Questions

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