" rel="stylesheet">
Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

MoneyLab #3: Failing Better

Institute of Network Cultures

Thursday, 1 December 2016 at 09:00 - Friday, 2 December 2016 at 17:30 (CET)

MoneyLab #3: Failing Better

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular 1 day ticket Thurs 1 December 1 Dec 2016 €30.00 €0.00
Regular 1 day ticket Friday 2 December 2 Dec 2016 €30.00 €0.00
Regular full program 1 & 2 December 2 Dec 2016 €60.00 €0.00
Student 1 day ticket Thursday 1 December 1 Dec 2016 €15.00 €0.00
Student 1 day ticket Friday 2 December 2 Dec 2016 €15.00 €0.00
Student full program ticket 1 & 2 December 2 Dec 2016 €30.00 €0.00
HvA Student of Employee   more info 2 Dec 2016 Free €0.00
Session ticket: Global Finance: Failing Better?
Ticket only valid for Global Finance: Failing Better?
2 Dec 2016 €10.00 €0.00
Session ticket: Save the Last Dance
Ticket only valid for Save the Last Dance. No lunch included.
2 Dec 2016 €10.00 €0.00
Session ticket: When Art Mirrors Marx   more info 2 Dec 2016 €10.00 €0.00
Session ticket: Big Pocket is Watching You!   more info 2 Dec 2016 €10.00 €0.00
Session ticket: UBI: For One and for All?   more info 2 Dec 2016 €10.00 €0.00
Session ticket: Commitment to the Commons   more info 2 Dec 2016 €10.00 €0.00

Share MoneyLab #3: Failing Better

Event Details

MoneyLab #3 Failing Better 

Symposium | Workshops | Exhibition
1 - 2 December 2016
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

A two-day symposium featuring talks, workshops and performances that confront the notion that finance is too big to fail.         

Themes include: 

Universal Basic Income, Feminist Economics, Global Finance, Financial Surveillance, Post-Work Society, Decentralized Democracy, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Credit Unions, DAOs, Publishing Models, P2P Distribution, Copyright Law, Streaming Models, Platform Cooperativism, Community Currencies, Commons Transition


After Bitcoin forked, and remains in tatters, it is now blockchain technology that ignites visions of deregulated and decentralized organization, while it is simultaneously sanitized by commercial banks. Meanwhile the sharing and “service” economy lost its innocuous veneer and streaming services have failed and continue to fold the music industry. Despite the mutation of crowdfunding into crowd-equity and platform co-operatives, artists and designers continue to struggle to financially support themselves. All the while the financial mediators of the previous centuries continue to drag themselves onward into global debt. 

We are failing better, nonetheless. Workers’ unions are on the rise and numerous collectives are working together to collectively ensure their own wellbeing and build alternative models of social governance. The aspirations of grassroots organizations such as DiEM25, that promise to liberate social democracy from the stronghold of global finance, are gaining momentum across Europe. People’s parties such as Podemos and the Five Star Movement get closer to an electoral majority. This momentum has thrust radical economic alternatives onto center stage and some governments in Europe have begun experimenting with progressive policies such as a living working wage and a universal basic income.

MoneyLab #3 will assess the ambition of financial provocations that have ignited to establish a terrain of social and political reform, from decentralized networks to state governments. The rift we find ourselves in goes much further than 'the banks’ and financial retaliation can be considered more than attempts to fail better.

Speakers include:

Tori Abernathy, Steyn BergsAlex Foti, Max Haiven, Austin Houldsworth, Lewis Just, Dmytri Kleiner, Bindu De Knock, Simona Levi, Jeroen Van Loon, Silvio Lorusso, Nathalie Maréchal, Renzo Martens, Dan Mihaltianu, Caroline Nevejan, Patrice Riemens, Emily Rosamond, Trebor ScholzBrett Scott, Cassie Thornton & Henry Warwick.


Baltan Laboratories, Feminist Economics Department, Fine Art Financ€ Lab, Furtherfield, Nethood, PublishingLab & University of the Phoenix.

Evening Program

Thursday 1 Dec: Fiscal Drag Live, Mezrab, Amsterdam
Friday 2 Dec: Failing Better Afterparty, Roest,

Practical information
Tickets:            € 10 per session
                        € 30 per day
                        € 60 two day pass
Students:        50% discount on all tickets
All tickets include lunch and evening program.


@INCAmsterdam #MoneyLab
MoneyLab is an initiative of the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, CREATE-IT, Amsterdam Center of Expertise, and the Amsterdam Creative Industries Network.

Do you have questions about MoneyLab #3: Failing Better? Contact Institute of Network Cultures

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

Pakhuis De Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179
1019 HC Amsterdam

Thursday, 1 December 2016 at 09:00 - Friday, 2 December 2016 at 17:30 (CET)

  Add to my calendar


Institute of Network Cultures

The Institute of Network Cultures (INC) analyzes and shapes the terrain of network cultures through events, publications, and online dialogue. Our projects evolve around digital publishing, alternative revenue models, online video and design, digital counter culture and much more. The INC was founded in 2004 by Geert Lovink, following his appointment within the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. A key focus is the establishment of sustainable research networks. Emerging critical topics are identified and shaped in a practical sense. Interdisciplinary in character, the INC brings together researchers, artists, activists, programmers, designers, and students and teachers.


The Institute of Network Cultures is part the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), domain Media, Creation and Information. Within this domain the INC is part of knowledge centre CREATE-IT applied research. Within the context of CREATE-IT, the responsibilities of the INC include the provision of internships, lectures, BA thesis supervision and courses on media and design theory. Geert Lovink’s appointment was one of 300 ‘lector’ positions across national Applied Universities assigned to formulate the research agenda for Dutch vocational education.



  Contact the Organiser

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.