Summer School of Economics: Fuck Your Extraction Economy

Collaboration, Research

This Live Art DIY asks how we as cultural producers can intervene in the everyday grammar of finance to transfigure and pervert the flow of these languages through mimesis and a trojan strategy of occupation.

We called on part time radical economists and feminist ninjas to join us. In many ways, economic “theory” is an unsophisticated word for making shit up. And like any bad pulp fiction, it’s been on the top sellers list for an eternity, and for all the wrong reasons. But more recently the fictional maneuvers of finance capitalism have reached epic heights, whilst also managing to penetrate deeper and deeper into our bodies.

This 4 day workshop asks how can we radically recompose the body’s response-abillty to the materiality of financialisation, using language tactics and humour to expose the gaps and contradictions of finance’s banal and ridiculous propositions. The syllabus connects economic strategies to the enslavement that underpins them so we emerge with a vigorous fury ready to institute new ways of working.