Proposals for the Feminine Economy

 
 

BY JENNIFER ARMBRUST

A 20-minute CreativeMornings talk on the theme of Revolution.
Presented June 17, 2015 at the Portland Art Museum.

 
 
 

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WHAT IS BUSINESS?

BUSINESS IS AN EXPERIMENT IN SURVIVAL INVOLVING MONEY AND THE CREATIVE IMPULSE.

 

WHAT IS ART?

THE EXPRESSION OF AN EMOTION OR AN IDEA WHERE SOMETHING IS AT STAKE.

 

WHAT IS BUSINESS AS ART?

AN EXPERIMENT IN SURVIVAL INVOLVING MONEY, EXPRESSION AND THE CREATIVE IMPULSE, WHERE SOMETHING IS AT STAKE.

 

What's at stake?

 
 
 
 
 
 

AN ECONOMY IS A SYSTEM THAT DETERMINES WORTH AND ALLOCATION.

 
 
 
 
 
 

If capitalism is an economy that values masculine traits, what could another economy look like?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE FEMININE ECONOMY PROPOSES A NEW SET OF VALUES AND A REDISTRIBUTION OF MONEY AND POWER BASED ON FEMININE PRINCIPLES.

 
 
 
 
 

WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIMENT WITH NEW MODELS OF BUSINESS THAT HONOR OUR VALUES, OUR HUMANITY AND THE EARTH.

 
 
 

I AM PROPOSING BUSINESS AS A SITE TO EMBODY NEW CULTURAL VALUES, CREATE NEW ECONOMIES AND EXPERIMENT WITH NEW DISTRIBUTIONS OF POWER AND RESOURCES.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THROUGH ITERATION, EXPERIMENTATION, AND INNOVATION—IN OTHER WORDS, TREATING BUSINESS AS ART—IT IS POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL FIND A WAY OUT OF THE DYSFUNCTION OF WHERE WE ARE AND INTO SOMETHING NEW.

 
 
 
 
 

MAKE THE WORLD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN