Speculative Communities

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, Professor of Sociology at University College London, argues in Speculative Communities (Chicago) that speculation is no longer confined to the sphere of finance, but has, through virtual marketplaces, new social media and dating apps, become an integral part of the most intimate realms of our lives.

Komporozos-Athanasiou was in conversation with economist Grace Blakeley, author of Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation and The Corona Crash, James Bridle, author of New Dark Age, and Will Davies, Reader in Political Economy at Goldsmiths and author of Nervous States and This is Not Normal.