Interface & Labor @ Salt. Istanbul, Turkey.

15-16 March 2012. Salt.

Situated throughout, SALT Galata, and SALT Beyoğlu, “One day, everything will be free…” consists of a series of projects that engage with the promises of free economies, contemporary finance, and the cultural institution. This much is known: the task at hand is to implicate the relationship between SALT and the funding institution. But in order to do this, the project begins with a detour, a direct detour, directly into that which is made to disappear from view: associative histories and certain technical aspects of the job; knowledge economies, cultural piracy, class relations, and structural contradictions.

Matteo Pasquinelli, Laurel Ptak, Özgür Uçkan, Caleb Waldorf, and Eva Weinmayr have been invited to give lectures and research presentations for a program titled FUTURES AND OPTIONS, scheduled for March 15th and 16th at SALT Beyoğlu. This series of talks will allow us to hear from a range of protagonists who have variously engaged with the topics under consideration in the long-term research project, “One day, everything will be free…” This program will also provide a setting to invite the range of responses that will carry this project forward, or perhaps derail it entirely.

18.00 Eva Weinmayr, The Piracy Project
19.15 Laurel Ptak, Publishing In Process: Ownership In Question

16.30 Özgür Uçkan, Big Brother v. Little Brothers
18.00 Caleb Waldorf, Interface and Labor
19.15 Matteo Pasquinelli, Surplus and the Common