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”
Information about the new co-edited collection What Moves Us: The Lives and Times of the Radical Imagination, coming this summer
Presentation, publications and projects, Winter/Spring 2017
A few recent publications about financialization and authoritarianism.
As of 1 January 2017, I will be taking up the position of Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
This autumn I’m in Europe for a few conferences, and also working on one book about art and money and one book about… a secret topic. A few ongoing and upcoming events I’m participating in: Sept 28-29, Sevilla, Spain –III Encuentro Mil formas de mirar y hacer: Artes y Movimientos Sociales, a conference on ART…
In recognition of the Pokémon franchise with the release of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, I thought I’d share “Play: Coming of Age in the Speculative Pokéconomy,” a chapter from my 2014 book Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life.
The Australian publication Dancehouse Diary has published a conversation between me and Cassie Thornton, of the Feminist Economics Department. It is part of a really interesting special issue about Money and can be found here: http://www.dancehousediary.com.au/?p=3179
Borders and money are conjoined technologies of the weaponized imagination rooted in colonialism and racial capitalism.
In addition to all sorts of exciting things happening in Halifax with the Radical Imagination Project (such as a Free School radical educational gathering March 5-6 – please propose a workshop), I’m excited to do some travel this term. In mid-February I’ll be in Melbourne, Australia to give a masterclass “Beyond the Financialized Imagination” and a lecture…
I’m in Europe this fall delivering a few talks and doing research into struggles against austerity. From October through December I’ll be in Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal. Some of my speaking engagements are lining up now. I’ll post more information as it becomes available over at: https://maxhaiven.com/speaking/ There are speaking events lined or lining up in…
My article “Creativity and the Commons” has appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of STIR, a magazine about co-ops, community and commons. You can order a copy here: http://stirtoaction.com/
This January I’ll be offering my course Art and Money jointly through the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the brand new Central branch of the Halifax Public Library. The lectures are open to interested members of the public from 1-2pm every Tuesday starting January 6 and concluding April 14. Registered students (and anyone…
We’re thrilled to announce the publication of our book The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity, now out from Zed Books and Fernwood Publishing. Purchase a copy Summary Chapters Endorsements Excerpts, reviews and interviews Purchase a copy UK, Overseas and e-book: Zed Books USA: Macmillan Canada: Fernwood Publishing Kindle: Amazon Summary The idea of the imagination…
KPFA’s Against the Grain has broadcast an hour-long feature interview with me on the topic of financialization. http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/944/mon-60914-financializations-reach