The Institute of Network Cultures has coordinated the MoneyLab project for seven year. With every instance (conferences, books, etc), a core team came together to define urgent topics, select cutting edge work, and bring the community together. At each moment the network materialized, for example at conferences in Buffalo, NY and Siegen, Germany, it accumulated insights, new topics, and connected to more people working in diverse ways to carve out space for a more democratic financial system. At the INC, we have taken this international enthusiasm for MoneyLab topics as an incentive to reconsider the organization of the network itself.
A globally dispersed board has been set up to expand the network, explore emerging topics, and support initiatives of the network. The (initial) MoneyLab board consists of:
- Max Haiven, Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University <mhaiven [at] lakeheadu.ca>
- Denise Thwaites, curator and Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Humanities at the University of Canberra <Denise.Thwaites [at] canberra.edu.au>
- Nathaniel Tkacz, Reader at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at Warwick University <nathanieltkacz [at] gmail.com>
- Ela Kagel, co-founder/managing director of Supermarkt, Berlin <ela [at] supermarkt-berlin.net>
- Geert Lovink, founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences <geert [at] xs4all.nl>
Read more about the board, the MoneyLab Agenda, and documentation of the first MoneyLab General Assembly HERE.