Events

12-4pm. To launch a series of events on ‘Critical Mobilities Theory’, Rodanthi Tzanelli introduces an afternoon of dialogues on the work of John Urry with other pioneers of the ‘new mobilities’ paradigm. With Mimi Sheller, Michael Haldrup, Jennie Germann Molz, Ole B.Jensen & James Faulconbridge.
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. ‘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.
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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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
The second talk in our series reflecting upon the relevance of Bauman’s work to current concerns in post-colonial and decolonial theory
First talk in the series. To register for zoom links to this or any of the talks in the series, please email: baumaninstitute@leeds.ac.uk