Events from 1 October, 2016
13th October, 20163.00-4.30pm
In the contemporary era we have seen a proliferation of storytelling activities, from the phenomenon of TED talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story-coaching agencies and consultants. Professor Sujatha Fernandes' talk, based on her forthcoming book, seeks to understand the rise of this storytelling culture alongside a broader shift to neoliberal free market economies. Suturing together a Foucaultian account of neoliberal reason with Marxian and Gramscian accounts of class formation, Fernandes develops a concept of the political economy of storytelling.
13th October, 20161:00pm - 3:00pm
The city appears to present itself as an especially compelling location in which to explore a set of contemporary concerns. This presentation will propose an understanding of how cities can be read as texts of affect and emotion.
31st October, 20161:00pm - 2:00pm
SSP Seminar Series | “The blackest black in the world”: innovation, aesthetics and the event of the public
Professor Mike Michael will present his paper which investigate a number of ‘aesthetic publics’ in relation to a recent ostensibly technical innovation - the nanotechnology VANTAblack®.
21st November, 2016From 9am
A day of lectures, discussions and workshops with Professor Michael Grenfell, an international expert in Pierre Bourdieu and field theory.