On feminist economics, social payments, corporate crime and the ‘blokechain’  

September 9, 2019

On feminist economics, social payments, corporate crime and the ‘blokechain’. The social is being monetized left, right and center. From micropayments to data trading, new money systems become mainstream overnight. What remains of agency in a cashless society? While transactions become digital, personal data ownership slips through users’ hands. What does it mean when a tech giant like Facebook enters the scene with its Libra ‘currency-for-the-good’? Does the porn industry, once again, lead the way in fintech-uptake?

Despite dreams of radical shifts, blockchain fantasies overflow with the same old male biases. Now that the cryptohype has become mainstream, it is more important than ever to take back control over the definition of money. What will come of the struggle of regulatory regimes that want to “civilize” fintech? How do we hijack the competition between established players and new financial elites in markets that are still caught in bubble and burst dynamics?

Since 2013, MoneyLab deals with questions around the design of money, the democratization of finance and the new shifts in fintech. At MoneyLab #7, we will be looking beyond the world of libertarian start-ups with their often-masculine preoccupations. From hyper-local cryptocurrencies at technofestivals to self-organized exchange systems in refugee communities, what are promising design strategies to counter the corporatization of money? Can we imagine a crypto-economy that values care work and focuses on equity and solidarity?

Join us at this home-based 7th edition filled with workshops, performances, screenings and discussions on pressing financial issues.

With artists, academics, activists and geeks, we explore what role(s) art, activism and design can play in expanding the financial ecology of alternatives.


*When*: 14 + 15 November 2019

*Where*: Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam


*Regular tickets*: Day ticket 30 euro, passe-partout 60 euro.

*Students* (other then HvA): 50% discount.


*You can get your tickets via https://networkcultures.stager.nl/MoneyLab7/tickets

* /HvA employees and students can get a free ticket by sending an e-mail (from your HvA e-mail address) to barbara [at] networkcultures [dot] org./




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