Counterspeculations 10: A post-financial London Imaginary with Steven Taylor by UCL Urban Laboratory published on 2018-08-24T12:05:06Z Welcome to the Counterspeculations audiotour, a sonic guide to the nuances of financialization hidden in plain sight in the City of London, produced by the UCL Urban Laboratory and the ReImagining Value Action Lab. Steven Taylor, "A post-financial London imaginary": It seems impossible to imagine a London outside of the influence of high finance and its effects of life, work, housing and the built environment. In this presentation, which was originally recorded at the French Ordinary Court behind what is now Fenchurch Street Station, Steven Taylor draws on the work of Cornelius Castoriadis and other theorists to speculate on a city beyond speculative capitalism. Taylor, who worked for many years as an innovation consultant for companies worldwide, is a graduate student in architecture at the University of East London. This and all the episodes of the Counterspeculations audio tour were originally recorded at a day-long workshop and walking tour in April of 2018 organized by Dr. Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou of University College London and Dr. Max Haiven of Lakehead University, Canada. More information can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab.