Counterspeculations 12: Playground Ambiguities with Rachel Rosen 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. Rachel Rosen, "Playground Ambiguities": What can children's play, and the civic infrastructures that we build to facilitate it, teach us about our moment of financialization? And how can that play guide us towards thinking and dreaming of a society beyond speculative capitalism? Rachel Rosen explores these questions in the following presentation, which was recorded at Tower Hill Gardens. Rosen is a Senior Lecturer at University College London whose research focuses on unequal childhoods, social reproduction, and migration in late capitalism. 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.