Events

4-5.30pm. ‘The Tourism Archive as Economic and Intellectual Infrastructure: Notes on Train Maya, Mexico’, presented by Matilde Córdoba Azcárate, UCSD, with M.E. Korstanje, Noel Salazar, Mimi Sheller, Manuel Ángel Santana Turégano, Christine Lundberg, Vassilios Ziakas & Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo.
4-5.30pm. The second discussion in our No Future? seminar series will focus on the work of Donna Haraway.
4-5.30pm. ‘Intimate Geopolitics of Mobility: Lauren Berlant and the Affects of Tourism’. Presented by Mary Mostafanezhad, UH Manoa & Roger Norum. Univ. of Oulu, with Graham Huggan, Ole B. Jensen, Jennie Germann Molz, Christine Lundberg, Vassilios Ziakas, Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo & Michael Haldrup.
Gurminder Bhambra and John Holmwood present and debate their much anticipated text Colonialism and Modern Social Theory. With respondents Manual Boatcă, S.Sayyid, and Adrian Favell.
4-5.30pm. ‘Unlonely Planet: Entangling for Good in Tourism Nature Cultures’. Presented by Kellee Caton, Thompson Rivers University, with Ana Maria Munar, Graham Huggan, Dominic Lapointe, Christine Lundberg, Vassilios Ziakas & Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo.

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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
The third talk in our series reflecting on reading Bauman in the light of critiques of Eurocentrism and the transformative challenge of decolonial thought