What Are We Struggling For? – Seminar

Last year’s Image: Theo Turpin - 'Weight of the World'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 , AK Press and Red Pepper 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.

WHERE: Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, W1Y 5AH, United Kingdom
WHEN: saturday 19th March 2011, 12pm to 5 pm
TICKETS: £5 students and ICA members under 26, £10 ICA members, £11 concessions, £12 general.
MORE INFO: please find more infomration at this address: http://www.ica.org.uk/28063/Talks/Radical-Publishing-What-Are-We-Struggling-For.html

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