Lara Luna Bartley

Exploring Strategies for Engaging the Public in Debate about the Production of Money through Participatory, Digital Interventions in the Urban Environment (University of the West of England) 2018 -

We have a dysfunctional monetary system, whereby 97% of money is created through the digital issuing of debt by commercial banks (Dyson, 2013), but are at the crux of a monetary revolution, the last of which took place 300 years ago.


Through practice-led research – for which I will co-create and deploy a series of digital interventions which will appropriate and subvert the aesthetics of money and banking – I will try to answer the following questions:

  •  What is the future of money in a globalised, digital age?
  • What are the implications of a monetary revolution?
  • And how can participatory, digital interventions nurture an understanding and stimulate debate about this topic?


Supervision Team: Dr Patrick Crogan (Director of Studies), Dr Katie Davis