Navigating finance and the imagination in the City of London – a walking assembly (April 14)

I’m excited to be organizing, with Dr. Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, a very special event in London:

On April 14, we invite an temporary interdisciplinary assembly of researchers, activists, artists and other interested parties to join us as we explore the imagined, imaginary and imaginative dynamics of financialization together through a collaboratively-constructed walking-tour of the City of London, to be followed by a semi-structured (indoor) conversation at University College London.

We are seeking participants to propose 15-minute experimental presentations to take place at particular sites in or near the City of London, a historically and symbolically rich hub of the global financial apparatus. Presentations could focus on particular architectures or spaces, or simply use them as jumping-off points for broader reflections.

Our orientation is towards discovering how the power of the imagination haunts and is haunted by financialized structures, spaces and legacies, including the ways these are intersected by class, race, empire, gender and other modes of oppression. We also seek to further cultivate the gifts for imagining rich post-capitalist, anti-colonial and queer futures that might come after financialization.

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