Amateur Cities and the Institute of Network Cultures are proud to present a feminist finance zine titled ‘Radical Care: Embracing Feminist Finance’. It is a cooperative future-thinking effort from the MoneyLab network, a collective of artists, designers, researchers, geeks and activists dedicated to the task of experimenting with more equitable, diverse, and sustainable futures for finance and economy.
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The zine is a diverse collection of voices organized in three types of contributions: quickfire interviews (short reactions to big questions), double interviews (conversational long reads), and artworks (projects addressing discussed subjects visually).
Today we live in a world that is dominated by an economic system that is global, competitive, and centred around a rational and egoistic vision of the human (homo economicus). In this publication we asked ourselves and over twenty contributors how we can embrace different values focusing on locality, cooperation, and caring. Can an affective and compassionate vision of the human get us closer to homo reciprocans or cooperans? How can we break out of the crisis of imagination, and as Lana Swartz and Martin Zeilinger propose, move towards the crisis of implementation? How we can navigate the relations of exchange and trust between humans and machines, but also, our relationship with the environment. Can we finally not only recognize the climate catastrophe, but also find ways to act against it, through an economic lens, mindful of not reproducing patriarchal and colonial histories? As Denise Thwaites notes, this work starts with careful and respectful listening to voices that have long been silenced. In the words of Ruth Catlow and Reijer Hendrikse: history is not over, we are just beginning!
We hope this zine will inspire you and those around you to think about alternative ways in which we could organize our economies. We highly encourage you to share it and let it reach new places. For that reason we attached a travel record card as a cover. Please keep it in motion and get in touch!
Concept: Cristina Ampatzidou and Ania Molenda (Amateur Cities) with Inte Gloerich (Institute of Network Cultures)
Editors: Cristina Ampatzidou and Ania Molenda
Contributors: Ruth Catlow, Andy Morales Coto, Eric Barry Drasin, Rachel Falconer, Valeria Ferrari, Inte Gloerich, Reijer Hendrikse, Antonia Hernández, Anne Kervers, Aude Launay, Micky Lee, Ania Molenda, Silvia Díaz Molina, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Stephanie Rothenberg, Ailie Rutherford, RYBN, Lana Swartz, Denise Thwaites, Nathaniel Tkacz, Gregory Tsardanidis, Josephine Wolff, Malcolm Campbell Verduyn, Martin Zeilinger
Copyeditor: Heleen Schröder
Graphic Design: In the shade of a tree
Publisher: Amateur Cities and the Institute of Network Cultures, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, 2020
Supported by: Creative Industries Fund NL, the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), and Amateur Cities
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)