What better location for an elite seminar on the culture of business than the EDF Energy London Eye and its private capsules? TAKE ME TO THE TOP is conceived and led by artist Pedro Lasch and co-taught with Stefano Harney and other faculty from the internationally renowned School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London.
Designed for businessmen and women ready to network, professionals and enthusiasts of economics, as well as artists and anyone interested in the cultural aspects of contemporary finance, the course interweaves concepts such as strategy, leadership, and logistics with the observation (thanks to the London Eye's incredible aerial perspectives of London ) of key locations in the history of global business. If finance may be said to be the fine art of our times, then this is a gathering for its avant-garde.
Two EDF Energy London Eye rotations = 60mins., Meet at 6pm at Hayward Gallery Ostrich Lounge for 6.15pm check in at London Eye for 6.30pm boarding. Return to Hayward Gallery Room 1 for Seminar until 8.30pm.
Late arrivals will not be boarded.
Pedro Lasch (b.1975, Mexico City, Mexico)
Pedro Lasch's art involves public interventions, social interactions and 'temporal arrangements'. The range of his projects encompasses anti-monuments, language games, radio works, lunch events and experimental workshops, as well as work in more conventional media. 'I see my work as a consecutive set of acts and ideas that complement and interrupt the flow of the everyday,' he says. 'It's a chain of routine-breaking routines.' Many of his early projects involved the Latino population of New York's Queens area, and explored international politics, migration and what it means to be American. Lasch divides his time between teaching at Duke University, North Carolina, and leading projects with immigrant communities and art collectives in New York. He is a founding member of 16 Beaver, an artists' project based in New York's Financial District, which organises events, presentations, talks, conversations, screenings and political actions. Pedro Lasch has exhibited his own work internationally and is participating in Documenta XIII in Kassel this summer.
Professor Stefano Harney is Director of Global Learning at Queen Mary (University of London). The founder of Finance Watch, a research NGO dedicated to banking reform, he is an expert on business ethics, corporate governance, and responsible management education. His forthcoming book, Business World, focuses on the borderless business world and the rise of extreme neo-liberalism.