The People Behind the Financial System (2016)
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Saturday 25th June 12 – 2pm | 3.30 – 5.30pm
Sunday 26th June 12–2pm

The People Behind the Financial System is an artwork comprised of informal encounters between 24 individuals working in the financial sector and the wider public.

Over a 2 hour period, attendees were invited to engage in ten conversations of their choice, each lasting 10 minutes.

These 24 representatives ranged from politicians and stockbrokers to algorithm coders and security van drivers. They also included interpretations of historical or contemporary figures such as Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes and the (possibly fictional) creator of the online currency Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.

The People Behind the Financial System sought to create an open environment of idea exchange, democratising the specialist knowledge and hidden transactions that impact us all.

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Documentation: Briony Campbell