Sunday, September 29, 2013

Art & money & money freedom

Max Haiven recently interviewed us on a life without money and Marx's concept of money for his 'A people's Bank' project:

Assistant Professor in Art History and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada, Haiven researches money and its dissidents from the framework of art.

His Reimaging Money site outlines his approach and progress.

To quote Haiven, in summary his research:
aims to explore the incredible power and terror of money over global affairs and our lives, including questions of globalization, austerity, debt, economic literacy, poverty, finance and power.  It also seeks to open up spaces and times for thinking about money, and for fostering discussion and meditation about how we might transform money and the world towards the values social justice, peace and equality.
The site includes a collection of art about the concept of money. Amongst other publications and projects, Haiven has a book coming out from Zed Books in March 2014 Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power.