Events

Activist, theorist and translator, Sabu Kohso, joins us from New York, with Ruskin School of Art’s Jason Waite, to discuss his new book with Duke UP
Invited discussants Dominic Lapointe, Ole B. Jensen, and Noel Salazar discuss Rodanthi Tzanelli’s recent and forthcoming new works.
Negative dialectics anyone? Jon Catlin (Princeton Univ.) and Jack Palmer discuss the contemporary relevance of Theodor Adorno’s hardcore Marxism
A workshop for graduate students in social and critical theory, with presentations of work in progress and feedback discussion

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RECONFIRMED (CO-ORG WITH CIGS). Ruth Holliday and Adrian Favell discuss Cruel Optimism – What is affect theory, and is it a “militant epistemology”?
Invited commentators Tom Kemple, Elizabeth Goodstein and Nicola Marcucci discuss a new collection of Georg Simmel’s essays edited by Austin Harrington
Albena Azmanova, from our International Advisory Network, presents her recent book Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia.
Film viewing and discussion of the Bauman Institute film on the life and work of Zygmunt Bauman, The Trouble With Being Human These Days
An interdisciplinary roundtable on arts-based collaborative methods and practices as forms of activism which address inequality and exclusion today. With invited artist Eirini Kaptani.
A talk by BI associate Nicolas Salazar Sutil, co-sponsored by Performance and Creative Industries at Leeds, on the legal and moral standing of trees, in relation to earth justice and environmental activism
Tom Campbell and Adrian Favell discuss different readings of Foucault’s work and whether a “militant epistemology” can be found in it
Austin Harrington and Ruth Holliday discuss the work of the eminent sociologist of love
Steven Loyal (University College Dublin) and Adrian Favell discuss Bourdieu on Algeria, domination, doxa, and the state.
Our closing talk, and also a celebration of the recent award to Griselda Pollock of the 2020 Holberg Prize, Norway’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize for critical theory