Tuesday 5:00pm 30.10 School of Influence

Wednesday 5:00pm 31.10 School of Individuals

Thursday 5:00pm 01.11 School of The Invisible

Friday 2:30pm 02.11 School of Value

Saturday 2:30pm 03.11 School of Consumption

Reverse-engineering Economic Mania

A Week of live radio

The University of the Underground (Sandberg Institute, MA programme) presents Reverse-engineering Economic Mania. Join us in rehearsing alternative economic models in preparation for the end of the world. Students of the University of the Underground will be curating a live radio broadcasting and public class at 5pm, Istanbul time (and Friday and Saturday at 2.30 PM) everyday from 30th October until 3rd November 2018 at Arter venue at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial.

Join us for our informal public economic school radio broadcast programme, School of School of Schools.

Reverse-engineering Economic Mania will critically investigate colonial trade connections between The Netherlands and Turkey along with the Dutch invention of speculative trade methods, in order to develop thoughtful experiential alternatives for economic exchange in a global future.

School of Influence

TUESDAY 5PM | 30.10

Shadow Banks, low-grade euphoria and Commonism. The economy is an entity that shifts and reacts to an infinite number of stimuli. In the School of Influence we’ll be exploring why and how institutions interact with economics.

Joseph Pleass will be looking into BlackRock, the world's largest asset management corporation and how they use complex algorithms to predict the future of the economy.

Malena Arcucci is looking at the affect voice has on mass behaviour by studying the role of presidential speeches within economic crashes.

Ada Reinthal is looking at the role of Commonism in the attention economy, in collaboration with Sandberg’s very own television station ‘PUB TV’.

Throat anatomy, descriptive and surgical (1887)

School of Individuals

Wednesday 5PM | 31.10

Guilt, welfare and meditation. The economy is the result of mass behaviour but at its foundation are the acts of individuals. In the ‘School of Individuals’ we’ll be exploring how smaller actions manifest into larger affects on global economies.

Jack Waghorn will be looking at the role of welfare within Neoliberalism in relation to social housing.

John Charles Bricker will be dealing with the guilt attached to consumption within late capitalism and providing flagellation solutions through televangelist Jerry Mantra.

Tom Burke will be exploring experiential practices through which we will escape professionalism and open the doors to radical transformation.

Personal identification; methods for the identification of individuals, living or dead (1918)

School of the Invisible

Thursday 5PM | 01.11

Back alleys, boundaries and hidden forces. The economy is rooted in finding temporal edges between these layers of political and geographic borders. In the ‘School of the Invisible’ we will explore how the economy is held together and powered by these tensions.

Alexander Cromer is looking into the invisible value the ocean brings as a neutral entity within the global market.

Juhee Hahm will be exploring the invisible boundaries between rest, leisure and work.

Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake, Palau. Several hundred are visible in this photograph alone.

School of Value

Friday 2.30PM | 02.11

Metrics, auditing and accessibility. The economy is driven by an underlying belief structure. Whoever decides it's values possesses inside knowledge, which can be used to play the system.

Ryan Eykholt will be performing ‘Treadmill’, a live performance in movement and sound, in which the audience can ridicule, critique, and correct the choreographer’s mistakes as much as they please.

Luke Rideout will be investing in the link between cultural values and finance through a self-made stock market.

'Price Is Right Float' in Chicago, 2007

School of Consumption

Saturday 2.30PM | 03.11

“Significant market events generally occur only if there is similar thinking among large groups of people, and the news media are essential vehicles for the spread of ideas”.
Robert Shiller, Irrational Exuberance, 2000.

Annamaria Merkel, Evita Rigert and Heather Griffin will be running ‘The School of Consumption’, a live multimedia newsroom, exploring the tensions between socio-cultural differences of people operating in today’s economic system.

By observing the micro effects of information consumption this venture attempts to find hints for alternative economic concepts that could have an impact on current conditions. An open, interactive platform for the generation of alternative value systems.