Online Workshop

On February, 18th/19th, 2021, the project „Society after Money“ is holding a workshop online: „Envisioning Post-Capitalist Societies via Simulation – Critique, Utopias and Agent Based Modelling“ (PDF-Flyer).

How might a post-capitalist society look like? How can we conceive modes of production and coordination that no longer rely on money, markets and the state? Is this possible on a large-scale, not only as small community projects, but society-wide?

The interdisciplinary research group „Society after Money“ (funded by the Volkswagen Foundation), whose goal is to build an Agent Based Model of a post-capitalist economy that can serve as a laboratory to foster thinking about a society after money via experimentation, has invited scholars from respective fields to debate the nexus of critique, utopia and simulation.

If you want to participate in the online-workshop (February 18th/19th, 2021), mail us at to receive the timetable and the link to the workshop.


Jens Schröter Introduction

Stefan Meretz, Simon Sutterlütti, Annette Schlemm
Theory of a society without money and central planning
(comment by Peter Schulz)

Jan-Philipp Dapprich
Tokens make the world go round. Socialist tokens as an al-
ternative to money (comment by Peter Fleissner)

Ruth Levitas
There’s no such thing as ‘the economy’, stupid: Using utopia
to imagine society ‘after money’ (comment by Hanno Pahl)

Elena Hofferbert
System analysis for system change: Foundations for envi-
sioning transformation (comment by Louison Cahen-Fourot)

Hardy Hanappi
Sign systems of lust and slavery. Money as the consecration
of bread and wine (comment by Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle)

Joel Foramitti
An agent-based model of human needs and limits
(comment by Massimo de Angelis)

Ernest Aigner, Lena Gerdes, Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle
Simulation of a society without money and central planning
(comment by Hardy Hanappi)