Radical Publishing: What Are We Struggling For?
£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.
From 12pm to 5pm, four panels will explore topics such as:
- Tactics of Struggle: with John Holloway, David Graeber and Carrot Workers
- New Psychic Landscapes: with Franco Berardi ‘Bifo’, Mark Fisher and Saul Newman
- New Public: with Peter Hallward, Hilary Wainwright and Richard Seymour
- New Economics: with Andrew Simms, Milford Bateman and Ann Pettifor
This event is organised as a collaboration between the ICA and Through Europe, with special thanks to Associate Producer Federico Campagna.