Futures of Finance and Society Conference

2018 marked the passage of ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked both a global financial crisis and an outpouring of novel social scientific research on financial markets. 2018 also marks twenty years since the publication of Michel Callon’s ground-breaking essay on the embeddedness of economic markets in economics. In its third annual conference (conference convenors: Nathan Coombs and Tod Van Gunten), the Finance and Society Network marks these hi... read more

“In Theory, ...” – Sliver Lecture Series, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Considering architecture as an inherently cross-disciplinary affair, SLIVER seeks to present positions from a scattered theoretical discourse with the aim to expand and nurture architectural thought. Drawing from theoretical frameworks of diverse backgrounds and performed by theoreticians and practitioners alike, the lecture series is set to open up a Wunderkammer of current thoughts. Art & Architecture have been subjected to exemplify all sorts of theoretical thinking, hence being influenced by ... read more

DECODE Symposium Barcelona

The first DECODE symposium took place in Barcelona on October 16&17 2018. The event was held during the Open City Thinking Biennale, a project promoted by the Culture Institute of the Barcelona City Council (CCCB) that added to the already inspiring atmosphere of Barcelona. Hosted and organized by Francesca Bria and Evgeny Morozov, the international symposium sought to formulate an alternative political and economic vision of data ownership that is more ... read more

Data Publics - London 2017

Data Publics International Research Forum, 26-28th January 2017 at Goldsmiths University, London and Gasworks Gallery was a three-day symposium that focused on the condition of living under continual and expansive data accumulation and surveillance, the shaping of data generated public spheres and the political implications of big data. Conceived by Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer and co-organised by Stephanie Polsky, the Forum forms part of an ongoing multi-year, mu... read more