Thursday 13 November
Alternative School of Economics (Ruth Beale & Amy Feneck) lead an afternoon study session exploring the abstracted nature of money. The session starts at the Hayward Gallery and culminates in a behind-the-scenes tour of J.P. Morgan's trading floor in Canary Wharf.
The Alternative School of Economics will explore how money has always occupied virtual territories, whether fictional spaces created by the imagination or in new digital realities. Importantly, money also has very real material consequences. Through brainstorming, group discussion and a site visit to J.P. Morgan's trading floors, the session will investigate how money flows between these different realities throughout history, on the trading floor, and in our daily lives. Subjects will range from Rai Stones to complex financial instruments such as Dark Pools, and the Bitcoin. Work generated from this session will be presented as an introduction to a talk with Professor of Sociology at LSE Nigel Dodd, on Sunday 16th of November at 3:30pm.
Date & Time
Thursday 13 November, 2-5pm
Session starts at the Hayward Gallery Project Space
Session ends at Canary Wharf underground station
Free but booking essential.
Book a ticket for the event here.
Participants will need to cover travel expenses for one tube journey from Waterloo to Canary Wharf
Sunday 16 November
Join the Alternative School of Economics (Ruth Beale & Amy Feneck) for presentations and discussion about the abstracted nature of money, with guest speaker Nigel Dodd, Professor of Sociology at London School of Economics.
Date & Time
Sunday 16 November, 3.30-5pm
Hayward Gallery Project Space
Free with same-day exhibition ticket
Image: Rai Stones, from Caroline Furness Jayne, String Figures and How to Make Them, New York: Dover Publications, 1962 (first published 1906). Photographer: William Henry Furness, c.1903.