The Institute for Network Cultures has just published the State Machines Reader (free online!), edited by Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett and Inte Gloerich. It’s a phenomenal collection of essays, art and interventions in which I have a chapter titled “Currencies of the Undercommons: The Hidden Ledger of Proletarian Money Sabotage.” The broader State Machines project,…
“Finance Capital & the Ghosts of Empire” (April 5-6 in Sussex) and “Digital/Debt/Empire” (April 25-28) in Vancouver.
I forgot to update this site with the publication, last month, of my essay (with an audio version) “The colonial secrets of Canada’s most racist city” in ROAR Magazine: https://roarmag.org/essays/colonial-secrets-canadas-racist-city/
Three newish pieces on the opioid crisis, the debt crisis and the financial crisis.
Book events in London Dec. 5, 6 and 9 for Art After Money, Money After Art
A podcast, audio-tour and blog series about finance and the imagination, organized and curated by Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou in collaboration with the UCL Urban Lab
Launch events in NYC Oct 7, 10 and 11, in the GTA on Oct 12 and 15 and beyond.
Clea Bourne, Paul Gilbert, Johnna Montgomerie and I have edited a special section of Discover Society on the topic of “Colonial Debts, Imperial Insolvencies, Extractive Nostalgias,” building on the illuminating gathering we organized on the topic last Fall in London.
This fall and winter I have some capacity and resources to travel in North America and Europe to deliver talks and workshops associated with my new book Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization
A series of fascinating essays on finance and the imagination, published by Public Seminar
A newsletter detailing recent and upcoming activities of the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL), which I co-direct.
A call for blog posts and full-length essays on the theme “colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, and imperial insolvencies”
Available now from Pluto Press (dist. UChicago in US, BTL in Canada)
A collaborative walking tour on finance and the imagination of the City of London, in the spirit of Cornelius Castoriadis.
I have a chapter on “The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and
the Problem with Cryptocurrencies” in the Moneylab Reader 2
The ReImagining Value Action Lab, a workshop for the radical imagination, was established in September 2017.
I am now putting the finishing touches on the manuscript for a book titled Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization to be published by Pluto Press of London in 2018
Excerpts and radio interviews on the occasion of the paperback edition of my book on “Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life”
An edited collection published jointly between The Radical Imagination Project, Upping the Anti and Fernwood Publishing, October 2017
After a lengthy wait my article “Participatory art within, against and beyond financialization: Benign pessimism, tactical parasitics and the encrypted common” has been published by the journal Cultural Studies.
I’m very pleased to announce my essay Towards a materialist theory of revenge: The lives of Witches is the first in a new series of peer-reviewed working papers, VAGABONDS, which I edit under the auspices of the ReImagining Value Action Lab.
We at the University of the Phoenix are looking for hosts and supporters in the Midwest and North-East USA for the first of what will hopefully be a series of radical financial literacy tours in January and February of 2018.
Join us at Goldsmiths, University of London, September 22-23 for a two-day gathering on the theme of “Colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, imperial insolvencies – Reimagining financialization”
Two forthcoming essays: “The uses of financial literacy” and “Beyond the violence of colonial civility”