Chair: Sophie Jerram (Co-Director, Letting Space and Now Future)
Why do we use markets to define human value? What are the alternative ways to value time, energy, creative contribution and original ideas?
In Mark Harvey's Productive Bodies, a group of people with experience of redundancy and unemployment are brought together as a community to explore and perform ideas of usefulness and productivity.
Susan Guthrie, economist
Prior to joining the Morgan Foundation in August 2010, Susan was the economist and finance writer for Consumer NZ, reporting on business practices which hurt consumers and investors. This followed an earlier career as a senior economist in the New Zealand, and Hong Kong finance industries. Susan has also held positions at NZ Treasury and the Reserve Bank of NZ.
Mark is a lecturer in Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland and like most artists has been on the unemployment benefit for periods of his life. Harvey’s performance practices are conceptually driven and test out notions of endurance with constructions of idiocy, seriousness and deadpan humour, and draw from his visual arts and contemporary dance training.
Marilyn Waring: feminist activist and political economist.
Marilyn's work, Counting for Nothing/ If Women Counted is an international economics classic. She has been a Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and is Professor of Public Policy at AUT University in Auckland.
During her nine-year career in politics, Professor Waring never shied from confrontation. She become National MP for Raglan in 1975 at the age of 22, but was soon at odds with Prime Minister Rob Muldoon. When she crossed the floor to support a Labour bill to ban nuclear-armed ships in 1984, Sir Robert called a snap selection, which he lost.