Many call him one of the most important living names in the field of economics: Tomáš Sedláček is a Czech economist born in 1977, author of the best-selling book "The Economics of Good and Evil", a work that brings into question a number of crystallised clichés regarding economics, which is, according to him, a cultural and civilizational phenomenon that is inseparable from myth, philosophy, anthropology, religion and the arts. It is for that reason that his reflection on economics encompassed a multitude of subjects, ranging from the epic of Gilgamesh to the rise of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to David Fincher’s Fight Club… Economics, Art and Europe, a round table conference organised by the TNSJ and the Union des Théâtres de l'Europe, featured this enfant terrible of economics alongside Sergio Escobar, director of Piccolo Teatro di Milano since 1998, a man of wide experience in the fields of the theatre and opera and author of several texts on the economics of the performing arts, and Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto, whose work comprises giving culture and knowledge an important place in the city’s life. Nuno Carinhas, artistic director of the TNSJ, also took part in the discussion, as well as Francisca Carneiro Fernandes, President of the TNSJ’s administrative board, who hosted this meeting, whose target audience comprised not just economists, cultural operators and artists, but all those who define themselves as citizens.
Speakers | Tomáš Sedláček, Sergio Escobar, Rui Moreira, Nuno Carinhas
Host | Francisca Carneiro Fernandes
Co-organisation TNSJ, Union des Théâtres de l'Europe
Roundtable "Economics, Art and Europe"
18 November 2016
Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória
In the context of the CONFLICT ZONES network-programme.
With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.