Ming-Te Peng (PhD Candidate) has published her first article in Asia Pacific Education Review, under the title “Relocating the education reform movement: how have universities in Taiwan experienced Neoliberalization?”
Silvia Bombardini, George Kalivis, and Floriane Misslin (PhD researchers in Visual Sociology) published a short online article titled “Going off script: The subversive potential of misworn clothing” in The Sociological Review Magazine (June 2022).
Sara Farris published a review essay of Bhambra and Holmwood’s Colonialism and Modern Social Theory entitled “Weber: Religion, Nation and Empire”. It is open access in the Journal of Classical Sociology.
Also, Sara’s co-authored article with Mark Bergfeld, “Low-skill no more! Essential workers, social reproduction and the legitimacy-crisis of the division of labour”, is now out open access in Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory.
Abby Day wrote an article titled “I believe therefore I am” for the May 2022 issue of The Sociological Review Magazine, pointing to belief as an identity marker, often mobilizing and weaponizing political and social constructions and connections.
Also, Abby’s most recent edited volume was published in May: Day, Abby, Lois Lee, David Thomas and James Spickard, eds. 2022. Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonisation: Practical Tools for Improving Teaching, Research and Scholarship. Bristol: Bristol University Press. The publication includes chapters by two Goldsmiths authors: Danny Braverman (providing a much-needed chapter on disability and equality, a neglected theme in the decolonisation literature) and Sara Ewing (reporting on her training sessions for students on decolonising methodology), and a warm commendation by Heidi Mirza.
Alex Rhys-Taylor has contributed a piece of writing, “Through the Lens of a Katsu Wrap”, to the book “A Great Increase in Business Is On Its Way”. This accompanies the exhibition at Goldsmiths CCA by artist and photographer, Steph Huang (24th June – 31st July).
Alex has also contributed a new piece of writing, “Trestle Tables and Tarpaulins”, to the Chapel Market exhibition with KELDER and the Chapel Market Print Club.
Vic Seidler has published a paper “Murdoch and Jewish Thought” (pp 409–423) in The Murdochian Mind, edited by Silvia Panizza and Mark Hopwood in the Routledge Philosophical Minds series.
The POP team led by Kat Jungickel wrote a blog post for The Sociological Review Magazine special issue on Clothes, edited by Emma Jackson and Priya Sharma. It was called “Patently revolutionary: What an 1895 bicycle skirt tells us about gender, citizenship and change”.
Beckie Coleman, Kat Jungickel and Nirmal Puwar are also very pleased to say that the “How to do social research with…” edited collection has been submitted to Goldsmiths Press. Many thanks to everyone involved!
The POP team (led by Kat Jungnickel) have signed two OA book contracts with MIT Press. The first manuscript “Wearable Utopias: Speculative inventors, hackers, makers and menders” is due later this year.
Jennifer Fleetwood gave a plenary presentation at the conference Fiction and non-fiction in Narrative Criminology: Lessons from pandemics and wartime (16–18 June, Genoa). Her paper was titled “From private concerns to public narratives: tracing the rise of personal stories about crime”.
Claire Levy (PhD Candidate) has been selected as an Alternate Realities Talent Artist at Sheffield DocFest 2022. Claire will attend a series of seminars, round-table discussions and one-to-one meetings to discuss development and funding for the web-based interface for her PhD research film, which is an iDoc (interactive documentary) called “Youth, Place and Play” (working title). The iDoc is a collaborative project, co-produced with a group of young people in Stroud, Gloucestershire on the themes of safety and danger in public space.
Jordan Katz’s (PhD Candidate) charity undertook an online panel about the practice of peace.
Kat Jungnickel was filmed talking about Tessie Reynolds’ record-breaking ride in the 1890s, in a Global Cycling Network film. The host and cyclist recreating the ride, Mannon Lloyd, wore one of Kat’s reconstructed costumes.
On 2 June, Sara Farris gave the talk “Feminists from the kitchen floor: on domestic workers’ erased feminism” at the Paris Centre for Political and Sociological Research (CRESPPA), a research unit of the CNRS, and the GTM team (Gender, Labour, Migration).
Nirmal Puwar gave a Keynote Plenary Panel Discussion at the Oral History Conference on Home (London, 9th June 2022).
As a part of the City of Culture Green Futures initiative, Nirmal was also selected by The Pod and the Food Union, who operate a soil-to-table philosophy, to walk (with a botanist) and to write about a section of a one-mile walk. Nirmal is currently writing a book called “Walking Along With...” Sections of the writing will be published on an online garden zine edited by Alix Villanueva. The filmmaker Duncan Whitley has also documented the process.
Kiran Grewal spoke at the Peoples’ University in Gotagogama, Colombo, on “Developing new Political Languages and Symbols”.
Kiran was also a panellist on a live stream event organised by Open Forum on the topic “The Sri Lanka Crisis: Reasons and Resolution”, and for an online event entitled “Reflection and Evolution of Peoples’ Struggles for Justice at Times of Trouble in Sri Lanka”, organised by the Future of Peace Museum and the Chelvanayakam Memorial Trust, Jaffna.
On 16 June, Maria Georgouli Loupi (PhD Candidate) and Georgia Pagiavla gave a paper on “Covid-19 & Gender employment gap in Greece: Regional Characteristics & Policies” at the 11th European Feminist Research Conference: Social Change in a Feminist Perspective at Milan Bicocca University.
On 30 June, Maria also participated in the INET’s Young Scholars Initiative session at the 30th International Association for Feminist Economics conference “Feminist Economics and the Fight for Human Rights”, with a presentation titled “Slipped through the cracks: domestic workers and middle-class feminism in Greece”.
Vic Seidler gave a paper at the launch event at University College London, Institute of Education (3 January) for his book Ethical Humans: Life, Love, Labour, Learning and Loss (Routledge – in the series Anticipating Futures).
Vic also gave a paper at a symposium to mark the publication of Ethical Humans at UCL centre on Global Futures on “Masculinities, Ecologies and the Future of the Planet” (17 February), and an online workshop for the Gemma program of the European Union at the University of Granada (23–25 February), to their MA students in gender that come from universities across Europe.
The POP team have been giving lots of talks recently:
Katja May & Kat Jungnickel gave a paper about insect repellent clothing inventions at the PASSIM event Patents in the Service of War and Peace in Norrköping, Sweden, 16–18 May. The paper was called “The Enemy Has Many Faces: Insects, invasion and invention in war and peace”.
Kat was a panellist at a Practice Research in Social Design Symposium, run by the Social Design Institute at UAL. The event was at Chelsea College of Arts, 19–20 May.
Kat and Ellen Fowles were invited to ITU Copenhagen by ETHOS, a critical feminist STS lab. Kat gave a lecture on “Material Acts of Resistance: Researching, reconstructing, and re-imagining socio-political clothing stories” for the TiP (Technologies in Practice) research group on 14 June. They both ran a workshop on Transmissions and another one on the POP project on 15 June.
Kat was invited to give a keynote at the 2022 Summer School Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities in Glasgow on 24 June. It was called: “How to Change the World Stitch by Stitch: Inventive clothing, speculative sewing and experiments in the archive”.
Practice Matters, an interdisciplinary team of PhD researchers – Silvia Bombardini, Beth Bramich, George Kalivis, Floriane Misslin, and Thomas Wadsworth – based in the Methods Lab at Goldsmiths, organised “A library of Bodies: A Feminist Zine-Making Workshop” on 29 June, in collaboration with the Feminist Library.
Adventures in Multi-Species Ethnography: Are you curious about expanding your research practice to include nonhuman species, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to explore how Lewisham’s green spaces and more-than-human residents co-shape our social and political life? Come and join a three-day immersive, reflective workshop-exchange in multi-species ethnography, 12th–14th July, facilitated by postdoctoral fellow Maisie Tomlinson. With a mix of indoor seminar work and outdoor field work, we aim to inch forward in our thinking, moving, being and becoming-with, through embodied practice, reflection and theory. This workshop is suitable for humanities scholars of any level, at any stage of familiarity with human-animal studies. Funded by the ESRC and based at Goldsmiths and the surrounding green spaces. Places are limited so book now.
Martin Savransky will be contributing to the Cosmic Alternatives III Summer School, alongside Natalia Brizuela (Berkeley), Kriti Kapila (KCL), Peter Skafish (ISCI), and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (Rio de Janeiro). June 27th–July 6th. This summer school is organised by the Institute for Speculative and Critical Inquiry and hosted by the Museo Serralves in Porto, Portugal.
Martin will also be in a public conversation with Peter Skafish and Kriti Kapila on his current work on the question of the outside and social life on an unstable planet, as part of the public programme of the Museo Serralves, Porto, Portugal, on 30th June 2022.
Martin and Craig Lundy will further be celebrating the double launch of their After Progress monograph and digital exhibition as part of the London Conference in Critical Thought, on July 8th 2022, 5:30pm, School of Law, Birkbeck. All welcome!
Martin has been also invited to deliver the paper “Wayward Methods, Maladapted Lives: William James and the Pragmatic Ecologies of Change” at the 4th European Pragmatism Conference, 3rd August, University College London.
Nirmal Puwar will be a panel discussant for the book launch of “Plastic Unlimited: How corporations are fuelling the ecological crisis & what we can do about it” by Alice Mah, 6 July, 10:30–1:30pm, in-person & online.
Jo Littler from City University has organised an online event for “Re-Visiting Space Invaders” (21 July 2–3:30pm), 18 years after Nirmal’s book came out. The event includes a great lineup of speakers.
Nirmal’s book, Space Invaders, is also circulating in Germany in the contemporary context, and she will be giving a keynote on “Outsider Insiders”, 13 July, online, for the University of Cologne.
Julien McHardy (COPIM) and Kat Jungnickel are giving a paper at EASST -European Association for the Social Studies of Technology in Madrid, 6–9 July. It is called “Data Conversations: Performing digitisation differently” and discusses the collaboration between COPIM+POP to creatively make the clothing patent data Open Access. Find out more about the collaboration.