Around the Day in Eighty Worlds: A Politics of the Pluriverse

Wednesday 22 March 2017 3:30pm – 5:00pm Ken Edwards Fifth Floor SR 527, University of Leicester Responding to a time marked by the rise of political resentments and the ecological devastation of experience in a modern world without refuge, in this talk Martin Savransky will experiment with some provocations and propositions that are part of an … Continue reading Around the Day in Eighty Worlds: A Politics of the Pluriverse

Interrogating Inequality

Thursday March 9th 5-7pm RHB 143, Goldsmiths University of London Interrogating Inequality Richard Wilkinson, Professor at York University and co-author of ‘The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better’, discuss the “pernicious effects that inequality has on societies: eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, (and) encouraging excessive consumption”.  Bigger income differences between … Continue reading Interrogating Inequality

Political Theology of The Earth

8th March 2017 4.30-6.30pm Deptford Town Hall (DTH) 109 Goldsmiths, University of London Political Theology of The Earth Prof. Catherine Keller (Drew University) Discussant: Prof Vikki Bell (Sociology) In a moment of perilous political repatterning, our planetary entanglements emit signals of emergency. Immediate crises of immigration, race and Islamophobia are thrown into competition with the slower … Continue reading Political Theology of The Earth

The Human Right to Dominate

Thursday 23 February – 6-7.30pm RHB 137, Goldsmiths College The Human Right to Dominate A lecture by Neve Gordon While human rights are generally conceived as a counter-hegemonic instrument for righting historical injustices, in the past two decades they have also been deployed to further subjugate the weak and legitimize domination. Using Israel/Palestine as a … Continue reading The Human Right to Dominate

Les Back in Liverpool

On Wednesday 8 February, Professor Les Back will be speaking at two events in Liverpool. The first at 4pm, is entitled: 60 years of Richard Hoggart’s The Uses of Literacy with Lynsey Hanley. The Second event for Les Back in Liverpool, is where he will contribute to the following event : Inaugural Talk by Dr Paul Jones at 6.30pm … Continue reading Les Back in Liverpool

Migrant Cartographies: Cities, Circuits and Circulations

12 May 2017 10am – 5pm RHB Cinema Goldsmiths University of London Cities are in part constituted in myriad enactments of migrant presence which generate urban dialectics of self-and-city composition. Cities also condense many of the challenges we face in migration in the generation and navigation of local circuits composed through forms of social provision, … Continue reading Migrant Cartographies: Cities, Circuits and Circulations

The Longest Journey Begins

23 February 5.30-7.00pm RHB137a Goldsmiths University of London UK Premier Screening with Douglas Harper (Duquesne University) + Lyndsey Moon (University of Roehampton) in Discussion. Chaired by Caroline Knowles (Goldsmiths). “The Longest Journey Begins” is set in First Step Recovery, a half-way house near Pittsburgh, for men in active recovery from addictions to drugs and alcohol. … Continue reading The Longest Journey Begins

Ontological Turnings: Conceptualization and Reflexivity in Anthropological Thinking

9th February 2017 4.30-6.30pm Deptford Town Hall (DTH) 109 Goldsmiths, University of London Ontological Turnings: Conceptualization and Reflexivity in Anthropological Thinking Prof. Martin Holbraad (University College London) Discussant: Prof Sanjay Seth (Politics) The paper seeks to clarify some of the basic premises of the so-called ‘ontological turn’ in contemporary anthropology. Based on a couple of … Continue reading Ontological Turnings: Conceptualization and Reflexivity in Anthropological Thinking

This Is The Modern World? An expedition through the REF and other ‘neoliberal’ times

Goldsmiths welcomes Professor Daniel Neyland to perform his Inaugural lecture. Daniel Neyland (co-authors: Vera Ehrenstein and Sveta Milyaeva) Goldsmiths, University of London In this talk I carry out an expedition into those conditions of problem resolution often labelled ‘neoliberalism’ (a term that loses as much as it gains in usage). Here we will encounter a number … Continue reading This Is The Modern World? An expedition through the REF and other ‘neoliberal’ times