3 Nov 2009

Teach In: Is the Future Past?

Great to be invited to do this UCU/NUS teach in next wednesday, great in particular to be on with James Heywood, I who teach New Radical Political Economy, he is a friend of the Socialist Voice people in Canada like Ian Angus and I am often citing his article on Thomas Sankara.

Wednesday, 11 November

An afternoon of workshops discussing how to win
our future back

1-2.30pm RHB 137
Angela McRobbie (Media and Comms): What is the future for feminism?
Talat Ahmed (History): Is the future Indian?
Rachel Moore (Media and Comms): Not just for children: Utopian playtime

1-2.30pm RHB 139
Alberto Toscano (Sociology): The future of utopia
John Foran (Sociology): The future of revolution
Branwen Gruffydd Jones (Politics): The future of imperialism
Matthew Fuller (CCS): The future of surveillance

3-4.30pm RHB 306
James Curran (Media and Comms): Technological futures – in whose interests?
Marianne Franklin (Media and Comms): Sci-Fi – representing whose future?
Ben Levitas (Drama): Back to the Futurists: Future, theatre and historical imagination

3-4.30pm RHB 139
David Mabb (Art): ‘Rhythm 69" Morris/Richter/Malevich. An Everyday Utopia
Richard Noble (Art): Art and its utopias
Terry Rosenberg (Design): Interference Patterns: Future Design?

Final Plenary: 5-6.30pm RHB 137
Campaigning for the future of:
The planet (Derek Wall: Politics)
Peace (Lindsey German: Convenor, Stop the War Coalition)
Education (Sally Hunt: General Secretary, UCU)
Students (James Haywood, NUS Executive)

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