Counterspeculations 04: The Monistic Almanac with David Benque 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. David Benque, "The Monistic Almanac" : For centuries, the peculiar form of publication known as an almanacs has provided eager readers with a tantalizing mixture of advice and speculation based on a combination of worldly and metaphyical information. In this presentation, designer David Benque presents his experimental project the Monistic Alamanac, a reflection on and guide to the digital arcana of financialization. Benque is a a critical designer living and working in London, where he is also a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art. 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.