Supply + Demand - Public Programmes
Thursday 5 September, 6-8 pm
Stephen Hickson ‘What IS money anyway?’
Eric Crampton ‘Folk economics: economists and the public on economics’
Are you bamboozled by economics and want to understand how it all works? Is the economy something you know (a) nothing (b) a little, or (c) plenty about? Join us for a spirited discussion with Stephen Hickson and Eric Crampton from the University of Canterbury School of Economics and Finance as they discuss money and economic concepts in relation to the exhibition ‘Supply + Demand’.
Saturday 7 September, 2pm
Time bank regional gathering and information day
Time banking is a platform that enables groups and individuals to trade time and skills, bypassing money as a measure of value. The first time bank in New Zealand was started in Lyttelton and there are now many time bank organisations throughout Canterbury. Come along to find out more about time banking and how you can get involved.
Friday 27 September, 3pm
Artspace Sydney curator Mark Feary and The Physics Room director Melanie Oliver in conversation about monetary systems and the aesthetics of economics in connection with their respective recent curatorial projects. The exhibitions The Financial Report and Supply + Demand each address how artists attempt to reveal, question and subvert entrenched economic structures, as well as the interrelationship between art and economics.