The lecture at the Hofpleintheater will be given by Kate Raworth – renegade economist and one of the world’s leading thinkers on sustainable development, economic justice and the regenerative city.

Did economics let us down? Its theories, beliefs, values and assumptions are the mother tongue of public policy, the language of public life, and the mindset that shapes society. But it has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our nations, regions and cities. Its models have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures.

So can it be fixed? In her internationally acclaimed bestseller ‘Doughnut Economics’, Oxford Academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. Already dubbed the “John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century” she offers a radical rewrite of 200 years of economic theory and creates an alternative model for a green, just and thriving global economy.

Kate Raworth ( is Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. In the run-up to the Dutch translation (Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam) of her book ‘Doughnut Economics, Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist’VPRO Tegenlicht will broadcast a documentary on Raworth on the 26th of November. As part of her European Book Tour Kate Raworth will make an exclusive visit to De Dépendance.

Tickets: €10,- (students € 6,-)