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Freeze to defrost! Negating the asset form

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 November 2023

Geraldine Juárez*
Artist, Sweden
Corresponding author: Geraldine Juárez
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Assets thrive on liquidity but they also enact a freezing of their own, a freezing of the underlying. How can we undo the cold reign of the asset economy? By turning state practices of asset freezing into the basis for a pirate tactic of de-assetization. De-assetization means freezing over the pipes that keep capital circulating; it also means applying heat to the notion that everything in the world can and should be frozen in order to release more liquid flows of cash.

Forum: Edges of the financial imagination
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