Sunday, May 25, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

reprise

What's on has become what is to be done, and moved over to wordpress at:

http://hutnyk.wordpress.com/what-is-to-be-done/

What is to be done? - this is how the page looked end of May 08 (sans pics):

Some of the things I have helped organise at Goldsmiths, or thought worth mentioning, recommending or just could not avoid gawping at, are posted on this page.

You should also check the CCS Events Page and the Goldsmiths Calender (not everything at Goldsmith gets on this page - its hardly NASA, so we don’t feel the need to do the difficult rocket science that would be required to co-ordinate these things college wide [sometimes there are just too many astronauts]).

The old list of past events in case you want to check up on who said what when, well they are *here*.

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Frankfurt Talk…

“Vortrag von Prof. Dr. John Hutnyk (University of London):

“Aki Nawaz’s Suicide Rap and our Pantomime Terrors (or, Paranoia in London: ‘Lookout, he’s behind you!’)”

(in englischer Sprache)

Veranstalter: Institut für Kulturanthropologie und Europäische Ethnologie

Donnerstag, 29.5.2008: 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr; IG 454″

John Hutnyk Thursday 29 May 2008 Time: 18.15
Room 454 (Ground Floor) Grueneburgplatz 1, V 4
Westend Campus (the I.G. Farben building)
Frankfurt

Aki Nawaz’s Suicide Rap and our Pantomime Terrors (or, Paranoia in London: ‘Lookout, he’s behind you!’).

Performance studies and scholarship on popular culture has found a new more dangerous context. With terror alerts and constant announcements at train stations and airports in the UK, where the Queen’s subjects are called upon to ‘report any suspicious baggage’; with stop and search security policing focused upon Muslims (and unarmed Brazilians shot on the London underground); and with restrictions on civil liberties and ‘limits’ to freedom proclaimed as necessary, it is now clear that spaces for critical debate are mortally threatened in contemporary, tolerant, civilized Britain. This discussion addresses new performance work by diasporic world music stalwarts Fun-da-mental and the drum and bass outfit Asian Dub Foundation, relating to insurgency struggles, anti-colonialism and political freedom in the UK. The presentation will argue for an engaged critique of “culture” and assess a certain distance or gap between political expression and the tamed versions of multiculturalism accepted by/acceptable in the British marketplace. Examples from the music industry reception of ‘difficult’ music and creative engagement are evaluated in the context of the global terror wars and a new paranoia that appears endemic on the streets of London today…

Thursday 29 May 2008
Time: 18.15
Room 454 (Ground Floor)
Grueneburgplatz 1, V 4
Westend Campus (the I.G. Farben building)
Frankfurt

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Marx and Philosophy

June 2nd 2008

A one day workshop reflecting on issues relating to globalisation,
resistance, value and the Interpretation of Capital.

The day will be geared towards discussion, and is organised around
presentations dealing with the following topics: global community; civil
disobedience and its tactical evaluation; the political implications of
value theory; the content and implications of Marx’s work, and his
relation to philosophy.

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Speakers and timetable

2.00 – 3.15
Jonathan Brookes: “Marx and Global Community”
Sam Meaden: “A Critical Appraisal of the ‘Reclaim the Streets’ Movement”

(3.15 – 3.30 - break)

3.30 – 4.30
Sean McKeown: “Value – Between Economics and Politics”
Nick Gray and Rob Lucas: “Formal and Real Subsumption – Logical or
Historical Categories?”

(4.30 – 5.00 – break)

5.00 – 6.30
Nicole Pepperell: “How to Walk with Hegel – On the the ‘Peculiar Social
Character’ of Commodity Production”
Alberto Toscano: response

Venue: Hatcham House seminar room, 17-19 St James Street, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
The event is hosted by the Graduate School of Goldsmiths University of London.

For any enquiries please contact Tom Bunyard at: cup01tb@gold.ac.uk

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April May 2008 - Cinema Division: a film festival traversing the Mexican-American border.


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