UPDATE: “A People’s Bank” was a great success, with over 2100 attendees through the evening. Documentation can be found here: http://reimaginingmoney.net/exhibition/nocturne-2013-documentation/
A PEOPLE’S BANK
October 19, 2013 – 6pm-12am – The NSCAD University Library – 5163 Duke St, Halifax NS
Part of the Nocturne Art at Night Festival (http://nocturnehalifax.ca/)
The financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath of bailouts and austerity has demonstrated that the capitalist economy works for corporations and banks, not for the people. A People’s Bank (#apeoplesbank) transforms the NSCAD University library (a building that formerly housed a bank) into a zone to reimagine money and its power. Local and global artists experiment with coins, bills, credit cards and digital cash as media of expression, and visitors are encouraged to design their own utopian currencies.
This project is part of NSCAD professor Max Haiven’s ongoing ReImagining Money project aimed at revealing the everyday necromancy of the global economy. In a time of profound social, political and ecological crisis, how can we, together, reimagine money to serve human interests and support social justice?
Come join the experiment.