Yes to limits to growth!

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The script was written by Prof. Giorgos Kallis.

Narration by Prof. Giorgos Kallis.

Visuals by Tonia Vita. Some icons have been made by Freepik, surang, Those Icons, smashicons, smalllikeart, Kiranshastry, Alfredo Hernandez, Pause08, srip via flaticon.

Music by Yiannis Karakatsanidis.

Translation in Spanish, Catalan and French by (volunteers) Inigo Viton, Ludita del Sur and Josée Provençal. Thank you!

Coordination by Prof. Vasilis Kostakis.

The video received funding from Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance of TalTech as well as from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 802512).

Musical chairs as a commons

This game adapts “musical chairs”, the children’s game, to introduce the basic concepts of the commons

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The game mainly consists of two parts. There is a third part for more advanced groups:

  • In the first part, matching the traditional musical chairs version, participants position themselves around chairs placed in a circle. One chair less than the number of participants. When the music starts, participants dance around the chairs until, without warning, the music stops. They rush to sit on the chairs and the one who failed to sit is expelled from the game. The process continues with a chair removed each round. A short discussion follows each round of the game, activating participants’ critical thinking about excluding group members.
  • In the second act of the game, the process is repeated, but this time no participant is expelled when the music stops. Instead, all players are invited to collaborate and share the “resource”, the available chairs. Again discussions take place after each round, focusing on the experience of sharing a common resource.
  • For the third act of the game, participants split into sub-groups and select a real world scenario concerning a community facing a problem of scarce resources. They discuss potential community rules for the co-management of the resource.

A detailed account of our experience through developing and implementing various iterations of the game can be found here.

Game adaptation by Alekos Pantazis. Drawing courtesy of Tonia Vita.

Designing pharmaceuticals for people, not for profit!

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The script was written by Dr. Els Torreele and was edited by Prof. Vasilis Kostakis.

Narration by Dr. Els Torreele.

Visuals by Tonia Vita. Some icons have been made by Freepik, catkuro, ultimatearm, Good Ware, and surang via flaticon.

Music by Yiannis Karakatsanidis.

Translation in Spanish, Greek, Flemish and French by (volunteers) Panagiotis Giannakoulas, Lucas Lemos and the Belgium-based NGO Viva Salud. Thank you!

Coordination by Prof. Vasilis Kostakis.

The video received funding from Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance of TalTech as well as from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 802512).

The poverty of mainstream economics and how to address it

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The script, based on Prof. Erik Reinert’s How Rich Countries Got Rich … and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor book, was written by Prof. Reinert and was edited by Prof. Vasilis Kostakis.

Narration by Prof. Erik Reinert.

Visuals by Tonia Vita. Some icons have been made by Freepik, surang, and smashicons via flaticon.

Music by Yiannis Karakatsanidis.

Coordination by Prof. Vasilis Kostakis.

The video received funding from Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance of TalTech as well as from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 802512).

Who creates value and why do so few make so much?

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Script by Prof. Vasilis Kostakis and Dr. Alex Pazaitis, based on this article.

Narrated by Alex Pazaitis.

Visuals by Tonia Vita. Some icons have been made by Freepik via flaticon.

Music by Yiannis Karakatsanidis.

Translation in Spanish and Greek by (volunteers) Panagiotis Giannakoulas and Lucas Lemos.

Coordination by Prof. Vasilis Kostakis.

The video received funding from Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance of TalTech as well as from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 802512).

Buddhist Economics in three minutes

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Script and narration by Prof. Wolfgang Drechsler. More reading here.

Visuals by Tonia Vita. Some icons have been made by Pixel perfect and Freepik via flaticon.

Music by Yiannis Karakatsanidis.

Translation in Spanish and Greek by (volunteers) Panagiotis Giannakoulas, Mina Kouvara and Lucas Lemos. Thank you!

Coordination by Prof. Vasilis Kostakis.

The video received funding from Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance of TalTech as well as from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 802512).

Five technological revolutions in three minutes

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The script, based on Prof. Carlota Perez‘s Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital book, was written by Prof. Perez and Prof. Vasilis Kostakis.

Narration by Prof. Carlota Perez.

Visuals by Tonia Vita. Some icons have been made by Freepik, photo3idea_studio, Kiranshastry and Eucalyp via flaticon.

Music by Yiannis Karakatsanidis.

Translation in Spanish and Greek by (volunteers) Panagiotis Giannakoulas, Mina Kouvara and Lucas Lemos. Thank you!

Coordination by Prof. Vasilis Kostakis.

The video received funding from Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance of TalTech as well as from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 802512).