Sadly the recording is not only very ropey but it only features the first half with Conio and Thoburn. Hopefully a better quality and complete recording will surface soon.
Date(s) - 25/02/2012
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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School of Ideas, Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8RX
An afternoon of talks, by leading writers about the relevance of Deleuze and Guattari’s ideas to Occupy.
Deleuze and Guattari’s writings are considered, by political activists, philosophers,
artists and writers to provide the most insightful analysis of the crisis we face
today. Indeed, it is claimed that the rhizomic, nomadic and creative nature of
Occupy is inherently DeleuzeoGuattarian. This afternoon of talks by some of the
leading Deleuzian Scholars tests these claims and asks; does Deleuze and Guattari’s
conceptual apparatus scythe right through to the heart of capitalist production: do
they provide vitalist, non-paranoid, (entirely pragmatic) systems of thought around
which both a world can be torn down and a new one built?
How it feels to be free: becoming-together with Deleuze & Guattari.
Jeremy Gilbert, Reader at the University of East London.
Jeremy is a writer, researcher and activist whose work has appeared in various
British, continental, American and Australian publications and has been translated
into French, Spanish and German. His most recent book is, Anticapitalism and
Culture and he has co-authored books on the philosophy of dance music and the
relationship between culture and politics in Blair’s Britain as well as publishing
numerous articles on cultural theory, politics and music.
‘Minor Politics, Activism, and Occupy’.
Nick Thoburn, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Sociology: University of
Nick has published in leading journals such as Social Text, Economy and Society, New
Formations, and Theory, Culture and Society. He is the author of Deleuze, Marx and
Politics (Routledge, translated into Korean and Turkish) and co-editor of Deleuze and
Politics (Edinburgh University Press).
Deleuze and Capitalism.
Andrew Conio is Senior Lecturer University of Wolverhampton, Associate Lecturer
Chelsea School of Art.
Andrew interprets and develops of the ideas of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
in a range of contexts from Philosophy to Aesthetics, from Architecture to
Psychoanalysis. He has recently written for the Journal for Literary, Cultural and
Language Studies; Deleuze Studies and Architectural Theory Review. Andrew is also
an artist and filmmaker.