Art, Culture and Financial Activism
Saturday 20 January 2018
River Rooms, New Wing, Somerset House
A day-long programme of workshops, discussions and artistic experimentation exploring the relationship between financial technologies, artistic practice and contemporary culture.
MoneyLab is a programme of critical research and artistic intervention that explores the connections between contemporary art, financial activism and digital culture. Previously organised by the Amsterdam-based Institute of Network Cultures, this fourth edition of MoneyLab brings together researchers, artists, designers, and cultural entrepreneurs thinking beyond money. Panels, talks, screenings and workshops will inspect the borderlands between critical art-making, decentralised financial technologies, collective organisation, and civil disobedience. Sessions will explore topics including data monetization, digital labour unions, artist run tax-havens, co-operative crypto-currencies and decentralised technology as an open source distribution model. Participants include Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield), Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures) & Demystification Committee, with many more to be confirmed.