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,…
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.
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
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
An article, a book chapter and an audio interview about May 1968 and its legacies
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
I’m pleased to announce that my essay “Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies in an Age of Financialisation” has been published in the inaugural issue of the post-disciplinary journal Finance and Society on the theme “Hard Cash.” You can read and download the article at http://financeandsociety.org/article/vol-1-no-1-2015-haiven/ Abstract Recent decades of financialisation have seen a significant growth…
Late last year, I prepared a review essay regarding Edward Burtynksy and Jennifer Baichwal’s film Watermark for Harvard Design Magazine‘s 39th issue “Wet Matter.” Unfortunately, the HDM could only publish and abbreviated version because the issue was packed with a great variety of other fascinating material, all presented in a truly lovely package. Thanks to Pierre Bélanger, Jennifer Sigler and Leah Whitman-Salkin…