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Politics

Two Models of Inescapable Shock

Two Models of Inescapable Shock

Thursday 7 July 6-8pm

 

Marina Vishmidt and Anne Boyer in conversation
 

A Mute launch for:

 

Marina Vishmidt & Kerstin Stakemeier, Reproducing Autonomy, 2016

 

Anne Boyer, Garments Against Women, 2016
 

 

Richard Hoggart Building

Room 137a (main building)

Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6NW

 

About the books

Permanent Reproductive Crisis: An Interview with Silvia Federici

NY Wages For Housework Poster

On the occasion of the publication of an anthology of her writing and the accession of a  Wages for Housework NY archive at Mayday Rooms in London, Marina Vishmidt interviewed Silvia Federici on her extensive contribution to feminist thought and recent work on debt activism (with contributions by Mute, Mayday Rooms and George Caffentzis)

 

Chump Change: Decrypting Bitcoin & Blockchain

Can you dig it?

Artists and academics are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon and talking up the potential for cryptocurrency and distributed ledgers to mitigate austerity capitalism. Attractive as techno-monetary fixes may seem they come at a dangerous ideological cost, argues Andrew Osborne reviewing David Golumbia’s The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism

 

FIRE IN A BUBBLE

Cover story

Two new books appearing in the aftermath of the (ongoing) Grenfell tragedy attempt to take stock of the UK 'housing crisis':  Anna Minton's Big Capital and Josh Ryan-Collins, Toby Lloyd and Laure Macfarlane's, Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing. Danny Hayward argues that, despite the insights into housing policy and struggles here, the new discourse of 'crisis' in both cases functions to prevent the drawing of socially necessary conclusions 

 

A Lesson in Media

Highlighting what really matters

A report from the demonstration(s) in Hackney last night in response to the police murder of Rashan Charles 

 

OTHERFIELD

CREATIVE NON-FICTON FILM FESTIVAL

 

Southwark Notes cuts through due process, the wait for 'findings', after the Grenfell Tower diasster to give words to what we know already anyway...

From Southwark Notes Blog: https://southwarknotes.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/th...

Will the New Centre for Research and Practice do the minimally decent thing and de-platform Nick Land? Or is their main concern to save face by discrediting critics, using the play book of the far right to demonise anti-racists as 'Red Guards', as Land himself has taught his disciples to do?

Look at Hazards, Look at Losses

Look at Hazards, Look at Losses cover

Authors: Group for Conceptual Politics (GCP), Danny Hayward, Anthony Iles, Lisa Jeschke, Benjamin Noys, Eirik Steinhoff and Marina Vishmidt

Paperback ISBN: 978-86-88567-21-3

eBook ISBN: 978-86-88567-22-0

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