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"Taking Back the Dollar," New York City, June 2, 2006

Taking Back the Dollar: Alternative Economies

New York City, June 2, 2006

Friday, June 2nd, 6:30 p.m.

Wollman Hall, enter at 66 West 12th Street.

Admission: $10, free for students and New School alumni with ID

Economies reflect what is considered valuable, and for some, what is
ethical, or even fundamentally human. They marginalize or exclude what
is considered detrimental to the system, those things that get labeled
as parasitic or contraband. In order to change these definitions and the
populations they point to, we can try to depose, reform, or diversify
our notion of economies. This panel discussion includes artists,
organizers, writers, and activists who reject or slyly compete with the
capitalistic system of buying and selling. By disrupting basic economic
processes, by proposing gift economies or autonomous forms of collective
production, do they challenge the idea of personhood as defined by
owning something, some amount, some trait, or some capacity? Are
alternative economies anti-American? Are they perhaps subverting
familiar notions of citizenship, producing alternative subjects?

Panelists: Carolina Caycedo, artist; Paul Glover, economical activist;
Yates McKee, writer; Matthieu Laurette, Paris-based artist; Maka,
Yomango Mexico, activist, artist. Moderator: Gregory Sholette, artist,
writer, activist. Sponsored by the Vera List Center for Art and
Politics on the occasion of their year-long investigation of notions of