Saturday, March 19, 2011

ICA event today.

I'll be speaking at this today:

Radical Publishing: What Are We Struggling For?

19 March 2011

£12 / £11 concessions / £10 ICA Members / £5 students and ICA Members under 26 (call box office to book)

Last year’s student protests saw a new generation take to the streets. Much was made of the vandalism and disruption that occurred, with some arguing it eclipsed the protests’ intentions—but were the students’ demands ever clearly articulated? Did the protestors know what they were struggling for? From pamphlets and theses to journals and zines—the relationship between protest and print goes back a long way and has helped galvanise and articulate dissent, but do radical publishers and radical thinkers still matter today and how do they relate to contemporary protest?

For one day, the ICA will host some of the UK’s most exciting radical thinkers, published by British radical publishers such as Verso, Zed Books, Zero Books, Pluto Press and AK Press, to grapple with these issues and more.

The event runs from 12–5pm.

12–1pm, Tactics of Struggle: with John Holloway and David Graeber
1–2pm, New Public: with Peter Hallward, Hilary Wainwright and Richard Seymour
2–3pm, Break
3–4pm, New Psychic Landscapes: with Franco Berardi ‘Bifo’, Mark Fisher and Saul Newman
4–5pm, New Economics: with Andrew Simms, Milford Bateman and Ann Pettifor