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June 2012

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Questions of Value - From Commons to Communomics: Resisting Privatization

 

Someone has to do it. If we are to think through structures of evaluation, even momentarily, we have to grapple with money. Money represents only %2 of the financial value in circulation, and yet nestles in every pocket, purse or consciousness. Nationally denominated monies – that store, easily transfer and index wealth - have overwritten alternatives. I’m learning to invest in the future, and to speculate. A future for money will explore micro-currencies that circulate value in specific communities, to resist State expropriation. And macro-monies, commons based currencies emerging in networks of trust, coproduction and abundance that existed before, and will flourish again, as faith in States and their currencies, evaporate.

Sculpture classWe began, students, staff, experts and others as Exhibition Experiments. The initial idea was, through collaboration and practice based research, to trace a history of radical exhibitions, and make an exhibition. Through weekly seminars, workshops and events our project morphed into prospectus, as our interests incorporated art education, and our own experiences of trying to perform it. 

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