Counterspeculations 05: The Origins of Mutuality with Ed Mayo by UCL Urban Laboratory published on 2018-08-24T12:05:08Z Welcome to the Counterspeculations audiotour, a sonic guide to the nuances of financialization hidden in plain sight in the City of London, produced by the UCL Urban Laboratory and the ReImagining Value Action Lab. Ed Mayo, "the origins of mutuality.": Today, the Square Mile of the City of London is home to financial corporations that lionize the virtues of competition and profiteering. But in a bygone age it was an area organized by and around guilds that laid down roots of mutuality and cooperation still bear fruit today. In this presentation, which was originally recorded in a small part accross the street from the Goldsmiths' Hall, Ed Mayo, who is Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, speaks of "the origins of mutuality." Mayo is also a former directof of the New Economics Foundation and the author of a recent book on values in business and leadership. This and all the episodes of the Counterspeculations audio tour were originally recorded at a day-long workshop and walking tour in April of 2018 organized by Dr. Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou of University College London and Dr. Max Haiven of Lakehead University, Canada. More information can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab.