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Around the Outside #3 | The extended age of crises

Around the Outside #3 | The extended age of crises


Contemporary life could perhaps be defined as the extended age of crisis: a social and political situation that propels us towards long-term, slow-motion catastrophe. The post-global financial crisis period is one that is defined (in the West) by the fraying of moral-intimate-economic fantasies of “the good life.” We live in the world of big data and algorithmic trading — where google and amazon increasingly determine how we live without us realising it. We live in a permanent state of exception — where nation state’s leverage the concept of crisis as an instrument of rule. It’s all doom and gloom… Or is it?

Come and join us for a beer and snag in the face of the crisis. The latest instalment of Around the Outside is dedicated to exploring The Extended Age of Crisis and it will feature:

A lecture from the amazing Professor James Arvanitakis (UWS), a fantastic program of films, another Reader to sink your teeth into on the day (or take home with you to tackle in your own time), and as always, a BBQ for lunch-time.

Film Program:
Hannah Black: The Fall of Communism (2014) (5min) Excerpt- https://vimeo.com/110016117
Johan Grimonprez : dial H.I.S.T.O.R.Y (1997) ((68min)
Kate Mitchell: I Am Not A Joke (2008) (6min)

Run times:
12pm Reading Room open and BBQ
1pm James Arvanitakis Lecture
1:45pm Hannah Black: The Fall of Communism (5min)
2pm Johan Grimonprez : dial H.I.S.T.O.R.Y (68min)
3:30pm Kate Mitchell: I Am Not A Joke (6min)

Earlier Event: August 5
Towards a New Architecture
Later Event: August 27
Fantasy Island