A few further hints on the anthropology of capitalization (see earlier references to this research action here and here) were delivered last week at the FIAC, the international art fair in Paris (24-27 October 2012). That was part of “Something You Should Know”, an EHESS Seminar Series curated by Patricia Falguières, Élisabeth Lebovici, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, that joined forces with FIAC for a discussion on “the question of value”. The discussion featured, among other interesting contributions, an intervention inspired by the research endeavors discussed in PERFORMABUSINESS: video footage of the talk is available here and here (in French).
PERFORMABUSINESS is an ERC-funded independent research project, but also a piece in a global conversation on the renewal of the social-scientific repertoire of the study of business, capital, markets and value. It links in that sense to initiatives such as the launch of Valuation Studies, a new academic journal that welcomes contributions on the study of the performative features of valuation practices.
The editorial office of the journal is based at Linköping University, CF Helgesson and Fabian Muniesa are the editors, together with an active community of researchers that sit at the editorial and advisory boards.
A project-related call for papers for an AOS Workshop on “Performing business and social innovation through accounting inscriptions ” (Galway, Ireland, 22-24 September 2013) is available here. The topic of the workshop connects with a number of research concerns that are at the center of the PERFORMABUSINESS research project.