Time/Bank: Symposium and launch

Thursday 12 May 2011, 10 am- 3 pm
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Language: English

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Stroom opens the Dutch branch of the e-flux Time/Bank, a platform and community for the cultural sector where goods and services can be exchanged without the use of money. This occasion is marked by a symposium on value creation, alternative economies and financing in the art world. The speakers are: Anton Vidokle and Julieta Aranda of e-flux Time/Bank; Sue Ball of Creative Time Bank Leeds; Mark Fisher, author of 'Capitalist Realism. Is there no alternative'; and Kilian Wawoe, former banker and author of 'Bonus. Een Nederlandse Bankier vertelt'.

09.30-10.00 hrs: walk in, coffee and tea
10.00-10.15 hrs: introduction
10.15-10.50 hrs: presentation Kilian Wawoe
10.50-11.00 hrs: Q&A
11.00-11.35 hrs: Sue Ball about Leeds Creative Timebank. (her presentation explores the practice, concepts and contexts, and perceived benefits of establishing an art-specific timebank). More info.
11.35-11.45 hrs: Q&A
11.45-12.15 hrs: break
12.15-12.50 hrs: Mark Fisher about Art, Value and Capitalist Realism. The parallels between art and finance systems of value in the light of the current UK government's assault on arts funding. More info.
12.50-13.00 hrs: Q&A
13.00-13.35 hrs: presentation Anton Vidokle/Julieta Aranda
13.35-13.45 hrs: Q&A
13.45-14.30 hrs: lunch and discussion

Sunday 15 May 2011 at Stroom Den Haag: the opening of Time/Store Den Haag by Eric Holterhues of Triodos Bank.

See www.e-flux.com/timebank for more information on Time/Bank or to join the network.

Time/Bank hour note (design: Lawrence Weiner)
A pile of Hour Notes (design Lawrence Weiner)
photo: Stroom Den Haag