Germany, Berlin

Money

when 5 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee EUR 1950

GREETINGS FROM SCHOOL OF MACHINES, MAKING & MAKE-BELIEVE!

We are an independent school in Berlin hovering at the intersections of art, technology, design, & human connection. We are trying to be more responsive to the digital/socio-political climate, and design courses that we think are needed in the world.

INTRODUCING MONEY:

5 AUGUST - 30 AUGUST 2018
ACUD (VETERANENSTRASSE 21, 10119 BERLIN)

FOUR WEEKS, FULL-TIME IN BERLIN, GERMANY.
A SMALL CLASS OF PARTICIPANTS.

How can we critically examine the increasing financialisation of our lives? How will this impact the way we'll live and work together in the future? How can we create better systems than the ones we've inherited?

COURSE OUTLINE
WEEK 1: Introductions, from the history of economy, money, to current state of things, vocabulary of finance
WEEK 2: Hacking finance, money laundering, tax evasion, interventions, how people "beat" the system
WEEK 3: Blockchain, cryptocurrency, their functions in real life and as a creative practice
WEEK 4: Documentation of program, booksprint, preparing for final showcase open to the public.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: http://schoolofma.org/money/
APPLY HERE: https://schoolofmachines.agilecrm.com/forms/4604692500447232

Course leader

LAURA RANCA/ TACTICALTECH.ORG/
Laura is a project coordinator with Tactical Tech’s Exposing the Invisible project. Before joining Tactical Tech in January 2018, she worked for two years as a program specialist with the investigative journalism portfolio

Target group

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
This program is for anyone interested in understanding the history of money, how it has evolved, where it is today and how we can imagine it in the future. Artists, researchers, and creative people of all kinds seeking deeper knowledge are all welcome to apply.

Course aim

IN THIS COURSE, YOU WILL LEARN
- General history of money and economies
- The current state of worldwide financial systems
- Practical knowledge of money laundering, tax evasion, debt
- The working vocabulary of finance
- Inner workings of blockchain and cryptocurrencies
- An amazing network and community of like-minded creative beings and potential future collaborators
**No previous experience necessary**

Fee info

EUR 1950: Artist / Student (Full Time)*

Women and persons from LGBTQ+ and other under-represented communities in the tech field highly encouraged to apply!

*Includes in-class materials, use of space, and professional mentorship
EUR 2150: Professional*

Women and persons from LGBTQ+ and other under-represented communities in the tech field highly encouraged to apply!

*Includes in-class materials, use of space, and professional mentorship