On April 14, a temporary assembly of activists, artists and interdisciplinary academics will drift together through the City of London to explore the intersections of finance and the imagination in the historic district of English (and global) wealth and power. With over 15 presentations on topics ranging from algorithms to architecture, from colonial legacies to anarchist histories, from yoga to children’s play, this event seeks to understand the speculative powers at work both for and against financialization. Devised in honour of the late theorist of the radical imagination Cornelius Castodiadis, each stop on the tour takes the form of a 15-minute informal presentation. Later in the afternoon, we retire to University College London for a panel of artists and critics responding to financialization, and a closing conversation.
The event is organised by Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou and Max Haiven, with funding from The ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL) – Lakehead University, Canada; and support from University College London Urban Laboratory, and The Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), Goldsmiths.
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