Edmonton Small Press Association, Music is a Weapon, the MacEwan Student's Association & the First Free Store are excited to present acclaimed arts-activist, author, filmmaker and rabble-rouser Conrad Schmidt during his first visit to Edmonton to launch his second book Alternatives to Growth (Efficiency Shifting)
Book Launch: 5 - 7 p.m.; • Party: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Locations:
• Book Launch @ MacEwan University's Kule Theatre #9-323 (10910-104 Ave.);
• Party @ the First Free Store (8405 118 Ave.)
Conrad Schmidt is author and director of Workers Of The World Relax, director of The Five Ring Circus (about the 2010 Vancouver Olympics), founder of The Work Less Party, founder of The World Naked Bike Ride, and founder of Artists Against War Canada.
Book Synopsis: The evidence is overwhelming that unlimited industrial growth is no longer possible. Our challenge now is to find ways to shrink the overall size of the economy without creating massive unemployment and poverty. This book examines the possibility of counter balancing efficiencies within the economy with certain key inefficiencies for the purpose of maintaining high employment in a shrinking economy.
After the film Conrad will lead a discussion about the issues, reminding us how everything is connected, and why 'working less' (and increasing leisure time!) is essential to a healthy environment and a healthy mind.
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