The Future of Money Award: come sarebbe la storia del denaro se le cose fossero andate diversamente?

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consegna entro il 1° marzo 2017

The Future of Money Award è un concorso lanciato per la prima volta nel 2009 con l'intenzione di creare collegamenti tra l'industria finanziaria e i professionisti creativi di tutto il mondo.

Quest'anno il premio invita artisti e designer a immaginare uno scenario controfattuale alla storia della moneta che ripensi a come il denaro avrebbero potuto svilupparsi se le cose fossero andate diversamente. Se Aristotele fosse morto prima di scrivere le sue osservazioni sul sistema monetario greco, le libere utopie di Platone sarebbero state più influenti? Come avrebbe potuto evolversi il pagamento elettronico, se Western Union non avesse avuto il monopolio sul telegrafo? O se il crollo finanziario del 2008 non fosse mai successo, cosa sarebbe stato di Bitcoin? 

La risposta a tutte queste domande dovrà essere elaborata nelle proposte progettuali da presentare in due fasi: la prima, per cui è richiesto un concept, e la seconda, durante la quale i partecipanti dovranno elaborare un breve video da presentare al Consult Hyperion's ‘Tomorrows Transactions forum, in programma per il 26 e 27 aprile 2017.

Gli elaborati dovranno essere consegnati entro l'1 marzo 2017.

The Future of Money Award has been running since 2009 and was created to develop links between the financial industry and creative practitioners from around the world. This is achieved by awarding the opportunity to present thought-provoking ideas to a group of financial experts and industry leaders, during Tomorrrow's Transactions, the 16th annual Consult Hyperion Forum in London. Arguably there has been no greater time of financial uncertainty than today and no greater need for fresh ideas and imaginative insights which help inform, suggest and question our current technological, social and cultural direction.

Regret can be useful, it can help us avoid the same mistakes and remind us to take advantage of future opportunities. Most people, at some point, have looked back on a decision and thought ‘I wish I'd done that differently,' briefly imagining the alternative. One subject more likely to instigate the feeling of regret than any other is money. People regret spending it, owning it, doing nothing with it or not having it. However, regrets instigated by money are not just on an individual level; they can also be historical.

This year the FOM award invites artists and designers to imagine a counterfactual scenario from the history of money that reimagines how money could have developed if things had gone differently.

What if Aristotle had died before writing his observations of the ancient Greek currency system, would Plato's money free utopias have become more influential? How might electronic payments evolved, if western union had not successfully created a monopoly surrounding the telegraph? Or in the context of tracked electronic payments, would it have been better if the cash like digital wallets from the 90's like Mondex or Visa cash, became the standard? Or what if the financial crash of 2008 never happened, what would have become of Bitcoin and the blockchain?


Competition is open to artists and designers all over the world.


The competition will run in two phases.

    Initial Idea Please submit an overview of your initial concept.
    Deadline for submission 1st March 2017. Send entries to
    Project Development Shortlisted entrants will receive £500 each to develop their idea and produce a short video. The videos and concepts will be presented at Consult Hyperion's ‘Tomorrows Transactions forum,' which takes place on the 26th - 27th April 2017.


The top three entrants will have the opportunity to present their concepts at the Tomorrows Transaction forum to an audience of financial experts and industry leaders.

  • Shortlisted projects: £500 each for project development.
  • Winners 1st prize: £750

Winners and shortlisted entries will also be uploaded to the Future of Money archive.

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