Discussion - Crashed Economy: Debugging and Rebooting (Part I: What Capitalism?)

Discussion - Crashed Economy: Debugging and Rebooting (Part I: What Capitalism?)

To face the current economical crisis means to question dualistic perspectives such as capitalism vs anti-capitalism as well as to imagine a sustainable network of values in which accumulation of growth and precarity are substituted by a grassroots ecology of sharing built on an increasing capacity for sociability. This event presents two sets of projects which question the notion of capitalism through direct intervention and collective reflections proposing an exodus from proprietary money and trade regulation through distributed commons and practices of social networking.

In Part 1: What Capitalism? Steve Lambert (us) and Daniel Garcia Andujar (es) show how one can critique the concept of capitalism in times of crisis through direct interventions and ludic practices. Elanor Colleoni (it/dk) will act as respondent.

Steve Lambert (USA) – Capitalism Works for ME! True-False
Capitalism Works For Me! True/False is a 6m by 3m sign with an electronic voting display allowing passerby to vote on a deceptively simple question: Does capitalism work for you? Every aspect of the interaction is designed to draw them into more complex questions and conversations. The idea that “there is no alternative” to the way our world works, robs our ability to dream. As citizens we need the courage to begin these discussions so we can move on to new and better visions for our future.


Daniel Garcia Andujar (Spain) / Technologies To The People – Postcapital
Border, Capitalism monolith, Collaboration, Collective Intelligence, Community, Complexity, Connectivity, Constructing History, CopyWhat?, Cultural Memory, Dangerous Knowledge, Decision, Decoding, Digital Diogenes, Digital Revolution, Digitalization, Education, Erratum, Fear, Floating Knowledge, Free software, Global Archive, Information Society, Knowledge Production, Language Cartography, Learn to Learn, Mapping, Mass Media Critic, Memory, Network, Participation, Pathologisation, Post-communism, Private Property, Pro-commons, Public Space, Re-reading, Regression, Simplification, Specific, Topography of Fear, Translation, Transparency, Utopia, Voicing…

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