‘Speaking to the City’ billboard installation

December 14th 2018, Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The Alternative School of Economics is a collaboration between artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck. It is both an artwork and a way of working; it links artist practice with self-education as a way to study economics, creating a framework for investigating political, social and cultural issues.
The Alternative School of Economics are in residence at Phytology throughout autumn & winter.

30th August -14th December, 2018

The interventions respond to the position of the Phytology billboard, facing out towards the City of London. Taking on the radical East End tradition of resistance, the Alternative School of Economics present a series of statements that challenge the City and its logic of prosperity through financial growth.

The statements morph and change over a period of three months, as each word becomes the next, a narrative of collective action is told.