The first 2016-2017 meeting of the Public-Private Platform's Markets and Valuation Cluster

Thursday November 3rd will be the first 2016-2017 meeting of the Private Public Platform’s Markets and Valuation Cluster.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:00

Thursday November 3rd will be the first 2016-2017 meeting of the Private Public Platform’s Markets and Valuation Cluster. This meeting will have two activities.  From 1 to 2.15, Hanna Borgblad, PhD candidate in Marketing, University of Gothenburg and currently Visiting PhD at IOA, Copenhagen Business School, will discuss her paper “Valuations of urban art”. From 2.30 to 3.45, it will be a reading group to discuss Ch. 2 “The Word: Economy” of Keith Tribe’s book The Economy of The Word (2015, OUP).

Hanna Borgblad, Valuations of urban art.


The term urban art commonly defines the commissioned, commercial and commodified artworks that are produced by graffiti and street artists. Although there is a traditional understanding of graffiti and street art as non-commissioned, non-commercial, site-specific and illegal, and cannot be produced or consumed as commodities, the markets of urban art are nevertheless growing. International art fairs, galleries and auction houses are increasingly recognizing the so-called urban artists. The marketization of street art and graffiti deals with many of the issues regarding the traditional art vs. business dichotomy: authenticity, valuations and artistic integrity. But it also introduces other peculiarities, such as arts vs. vandalism. In this seminar, I would like to discuss issues related to urban art valuations. This regards not only the practices of pricing artworks, but also issues such as how artworks are qualified as urban art in art markets. The distributed paper is a shorted version of my PhD thesis in progress, titled “Urban art markets in the making: a study on the market practices of street art and graffiti”.

The seminar will take place on Thursday November 3rd, 13:00-16:00, Copenhagen Business School, Kilen, Kilevej 14A, 4, 2000 Frederiksberg. Room: Kilen, K4.49. The seminar is free and open for participation. It is expected that participants have read the circulated material. To attend, please write to .


Previous Meetings


Presentation of work in progress: Tsutomu Nakano, “What is ‘Good’ Sound?, May 30.

Presentation of work in progress: David Nye "Moonlight Towers" (part of “Illuminations and Expositions: American urban lighting, 1800-1915” forthcoming from MIT Press), May 19.

Presentation: Ian Hunter ‘The History of Theory’ and ‘Spirituality and Philosophy in Post-Structuralist Theory’, May 12.

Reading group: pragmatism and empiricism as stances and methods to study markets. Charles Peirce: "What pragmatism is" and Bas Van Fraassen “Lecture 2: What is empiricism and what could it be”, March 8.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Hans Kjellberg (co-authored with David Olson) ‘Joint markets. Historical and systemic dependencies in the formation of legal cannabis markets’, November 18.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Alexandre Mallard ‘Governance of innovation through norms and standards in the construction sector’, October 21.


Presentation of work-in-progress: Paul du Gay & Signe Vikkelsø “‘Outside Organization’: The Idea of a ’Metaphysical Stance’ in Organization Studies”, June 3.

Reading group:  Göran Ahrne, Patrik Aspers and Nils Brunsson ‘The Organization of Markets’, April 15th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Peter Skærbæk & Kjell Tryggestad ‘Accounting inscriptions in outsourcing trials of strength: time-space dynamics’, February 18.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Ann-Christina Lange, ‘Crowding of Adaptive Strategies: Swarm Theory and High-Frequency Trading’, January 21.

Workshop: Markets for Collective Concerns. Speakers: Philip Mirowski, Nicholas Gane, Annelise Riles, Daniel Breslau, Daniel Neyland, Liliana Doganova, Brice Laurent, Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra and Peter Karnøe, December 12.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Rasmus Ploug Jenle (IOA), ‘Deploying markets for control – flexibility as liquidity’, November 19.

Reading group: Luc Boltanski’s book Mysteries and Conspiracies: Detective Stories, Spy Novels and the Making of Modern Societies, October 29.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Karen Boll (IOA), ‘State regulation through co-production and market mechanisms – Is ‘Neoliberal Tax Management’ taking form?’, October 22.


Reading group: Chapters 4 to 6 of Philip Mirowski’s book Never Let a Serious Crisis go to Waste, chapters 1 to 3, June 18th.

Reading group: Chapters 1 to 3 of Philip Mirowski’s book Never Let a Serious Crisis go to Waste, chapters 1 to 3, May 7th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Manuel Tironi, CSISP - Goldsmith, University of London - Instituto de Sociologia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, ‘Neoliberal electricity: economics and the purification of energy’. March 5th.

Reading group: Chapters (14, 15 and 16) of Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence. January 5th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Trine Pallesen, Copenhagen Business School, ‘The value of Price’. December 3rd.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Mariana Heredia, Universidad de San Martin – Argentinian National Scientific Council, ‘The Convertibility puzzle: The intervention of local economists in Argentina’s path to neoliberalism’. November 4th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Daniel Neyland, Goldsmiths, 'The Mosquito Multiple: Malaria and Market-Based Initiatives'. October 1st.


Workshop: ‘Paying Attention to Observation Theory: A Conversation on Finance, Networks and Observation Theory’, with Elena Esposito, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia and David Stark, Columbia University. May 27.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Dean Pierides & Jon Roffe (University of Melbourne): ‘What is a market? Melbourne research on organization, society and markets’. April 17th.

Reading group: Breslau, D. (2011) ‘What Do Market Designers Do When They Design Markets?’ and Roth, A. (2002), ‘The economist as engineer: game theory, Experimentation, and computation As tools for design economics’. March 11th.

Reading group: T. Mitchell (2011) Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil. February 4.

Presentation of work-in-progress:  Peter Karnøe (Aalborg University) & Liliana Doganova (Mines Tech), ‘Controversial valuations: Assembling environmental concerns and economic worth in clean-tech markets. January 28th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: José Ossandón (IOA) & Sebastián Ureta (Universidad Alberto Hurtado), ‘Taming Uncivilized Markets’. December 12th.


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