Time is Money?
Critical discussion on the paradigm 'time is money', co-hosted by Anna Elsner and Jamie Gloor (HSG), with Sinzo Aanza (artist, Kinshasa), Caroline Dorn (ETHZ), Florian Eitel (Neues Museum Biel), Josef Teichmann (ETHZ), moderated by Cathérine Hug
Although the dictum ‘time is money’ already appears in Benjamin Franklin’s ‘Advice to a Young Tradesman’ (1748), it was not until 1905 that its paradigmatic character was expanded upon to its full significance by Max Weber in his seminal analysis ‘The Protestant Ethic & the Spirit of Capitalism’. We have since left the industrial age; the wristwatch has ceased to set the pace and instead functions as a status symbol, while life is governed by flexibility.
With the goal of knowledge production, topics at the intersection of time/money are discussed in this two-part event (guided tour 5pm, panel 6.30pm), co-hosted by Anna Elsner & Jamie Gloor (HSG), with Sinzo Aanza (artist), Caroline Dorn (ETH), Florian Eitel (Neues Museum Biel), Josef Teichmann (ETH), moderated by C. Hug
- Location: Moser building, Grosser Vortragssaal
- Limited number of participants. Registration required.
- Price: CHF 15.– / CHF 10.– (reduced price); CHF 5.– (members and with exhibition ticket)
Photo above: ANDREAS GURSKY, Chicago Board of Trade III, 1999/2009 © Andreas Gursky. Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Photo on the right: MONICA BONVICINI, Time of My Life, 2020 © Monica Bonvicini / Sammlung Wemhöhner