Final audience with Satyajit Das to launch The Rescope Project
The Rescope Project presents a public dialogue with globally recognised analyst and former financier, Satyajit Das, on Saturday 4 February 2017.
Coming off a sold out auditorium at the Sydney Opera House for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in September, Satyajit Das is coming to Melbourne for what will be his last public presentation. This will be an incisive & probing conversation about the great transitions facing human societies. Tickets are on sale now, and are likely to sell out quickly.
Media Release By The Rescope Project
Tuesday 15 November 2016
About the Rescope Project
The Rescope Project is a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower people to regenerate the systems & stories we live by, for life on Earth to flourish. It will launch in February 2017 as the next incarnation of the Understandascope, founded in 2005 at Monash University by Australia’s inaugural Environmental Educator of the Year, the late Professor Frank Fisher. The Rescope Project will build on Professor Fisher’s pioneering legacy, with a range of public engagement, research & advisory services.
More about Satyajit Das
Satyajit Das is a former financier. He anticipated the 2008 financial crisis and has been prescient in outlining subsequent developments. In September 2014, Bloomberg included him as one of the 50 most influential people in international finance.
He was featured in Charles Ferguson's 2010 Oscar-winning documentary ‘Inside Job’, the 2012 PBS Frontline series ‘Money, Power & Wall Street’, the 2009 BBC TV documentary ‘Tricks with Risk’, and the 2015 German film ‘Who's Saving Whom’.
Das is the author of two international bestsellers, ‘Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives’ (2006) and ‘Extreme Money: The Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk’ (2011). His latest book is ‘A Banquet of Consequences: Have We Consumed Our Own Future?’ (2015).
For interviews, image and recording requests, please contact Anthony James, Executive Director of The Rescope Project, at or 0411 150 200.
Titled Beyond Growth as We Know It – How can we stop consuming our future?, the event will be broadcast by Big Ideas on Radio National & introduced by Mike Hirst, CEO of Bendigo Bank. It will also launch The Rescope Project - a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower people to regenerate the underlying systems & stories we live by, for life on Earth to flourish. For details click here.
The aim of this event is to facilitate more constructive public dialogue about the changes required to our dominant systems & cultural narratives, if we are to create a sustainable society. Recent economic growth & understandings of prosperity have been based on excessive debt, environmental damage & overuse of non-renewable resources. In an effort to sustain an unsustainable model, problems & costs are being pushed into the future to feed current consumption & lifestyles. But the transfer of wealth from the future cannot go on forever.
The Rescope Project aims to inspire & enable more people, across a range of sectors & interests, to engage in this dialogue. And to be able to deal with these issues in a more constructive & effective way. “It is clear from a range of perspectives – be it excessive debt, worsening inequality, environmental damage or resource limits - that our consumption-oriented economic system needs to change. But to what, and how do we get there? We need a more widespread public conversation about these vital questions. We hope this dialogue with one of Australia’s and the world’s most incisive mind’s will help generate it,” said Anthony James, Executive Director of The Rescope Project.
4 February 2017, 3.00 – 5.00pm
Anticipated to be a capacity audience of 200 people
Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
Presentation from Satyajit Das, followed by extensive interactive dialogue
Hosted by Anthony James (pictured right), Executive Director of The Rescope Project.
For more about Anthony, click here.
Presented as part of the 18th National Sustainable Living Festival.