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The Algorithm of Speculation
25 March 2021

From smooth Excel sheets to greedy algorithms, financial instruments and their agents are often intangible and invisible, yet increasingly constitute the blueprint for built forms. In the first iteration of Spreadsheet Architectures, the recent €289 mn sale of the Groot Handelsgebouw served as point of departure to trace flows of capital, identify anonymous proprietors and unpack revenue schemes and legal constructions. The event reflected upon their ramifications with experts and protagonists, including Ewald Engelen, Michelle Provoost and Wendy Verschoor. Excerpts from the programme are available on this page. 

Marina Otero Verzier
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Katia Truijen, Marten Kuijpers, Anastasia Kubrak
Alex Walker