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Penny Rafferty

Penny Rafferty is an independent writer and thinker, departing from her research and thinking she has initiated and co-founded Black Swan DAO, a proto-institution for interdisciplinary research and practice. She is also the co-principal Investigator at Serpentine’s Blockchain Lab and co-editor of ‘Radical Friends – Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and the Arts’ with Ruth Catlow.


In recent years DAOs have been heralded as a powerful stimulus for reshaping how value systems for interdependence and cooperation manifest themselves in arts organizing. The book Radical Friends – Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and the Arts consolidates five years of research into a toolkit for fierce thinking, as well as for new forms of radical care and connectivity that move beyond the established systems of centralized control in the art industry and wider financial networks.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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