[WebCultures] Moneylab #3 in just 2 weeks

Max Dovey maxdovey at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 17:10:39 CET 2016

*MoneyLab #3 Failing Better *

Symposium | Workshops | Exhibition
1 - 2 December 2016
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

*A two-day symposium featuring talks, workshops and performances
that confront the notion that finance is too big to fail.*


Universal Basic Income, Feminist Economics, Global Finance, Financial
Surveillance, Post-Work Society, Decentralized Democracy, Blockchain
Governance, Smart Contracts, Credit Unions, DAOs, Publishing Models, P2P
Distribution, Copyright Law, Streaming Models, Platform Cooperativism,
Currencies, Commons Transition


After Bitcoin forked, and remains in tatters, it is now blockchain
technology that ignites visions of deregulated and decentralized
organization, while it is simultaneously sanitized by commercial banks.
Meanwhile the sharing and “service” economy lost its innocuous veneer and
streaming services have failed and continue to fold the music industry.
Despite the mutation of crowdfunding into crowd-equity and platform
co-operatives, artists and designers continue to struggle to financially
support themselves. All the while the financial mediators of the previous
centuries continue to drag themselves onward into global debt.

We are failing better, nonetheless. Workers’ unions are on the rise and
numerous collectives are working together to collectively ensure their own
wellbeing and build alternative models of social governance. The
aspirations of grassroots organizations such as DiEM25, that promise to
liberate social democracy from the stronghold of global finance, are
gaining momentum across Europe. People’s parties such as Podemos and the
Five Star Movement get closer to an electoral majority. This momentum has
thrust radical economic alternatives onto center stage and some governments
in Europe have begun experimenting with progressive policies such as a
living working wage and a universal basic income.

MoneyLab #3 will assess the ambition of financial provocations that have
ignited to establish a terrain of social and political reform, from
decentralized networks to state governments. The rift we find ourselves in
goes much further than 'the banks’ and financial retaliation can be
considered more than attempts to fail better.

*Speakers *

Virginia Alvarez, Tori Abernathy, Steyn Bergs, Anne Breure, Ruth Catlow,
Alex Foti, Frank Jan de Graaf, Max Haiven, Austin Houldsworth, Dmytri
Kleiner, Bindu De Knock, Jeroen Van Loon, Thomas Kern, Richard Kohl, Silvio
Lorusso, Nathalie Maréchal, Renzo Martens, Nick McGuigan, Dan Mihaltianu,
Sabine Niederer, Johannes Ponader, Patrice Riemens, Arthur Röing Baer, Emily
Rosamond, Trebor Scholz, Brett Scott, Matthias Tarasiewicz, Cassie
Thornton, Nathaniel Tkacz, Ben Vickers, Henry Warwick & Koos Zwaan.


The Accountability Institute, Baltan Laboratories, Bitcoin Wednesday, Feminist
Economics Department, FIBER, Fine Art Financ€ Lab, Furtherfield, Nethood,
PublishingLab & University of the Phoenix.

*Evening Program *

Thursday 1 Dec: Fiscal Drag Live, Mezrab, Amsterdam
Friday 2 Dec: Failing Better Afterparty, Roest, Amsterdam

*Practical information*

Tickets:           € 10 per session
                        € 30 per day
                        € 60 two day pass
Students:        50% discount on all tickets
All tickets include lunch and evening program. Full program available here

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MoneyLab <http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/> | 1 & 2 Dec 2016 | Pakhuis
de Zwijger, Amsterdam

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