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Savage Ecology: War and Geopolitics at the End of the World

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 | 5.30-7pm GMTOnline Talk @ ZoomPlease register with Eventbrite here: https://tinyurl.com/y55g58n6 Savage Ecology: War and Geopolitics at the End of the World Jairus V. Grove (University of Hawai’i) In this talk Jairus Victor Grove contends that we live in a world made by war. In Savage Ecology he offers an ecological […]

After Progress | Digital Exhibition | Call for Stories!

Due to the overwhelming interest in this call, we have extended the deadline to 1st February 5pm GMT! How to reimagine human and more-than-human arts of living and flourishing from the ruins of the modern idea of progress? What would counter-progressive stories sound like? What would they read like? What might earthbound, collaborative forms of storytelling […]

The Possibilities and Limits of Experimentation in the Anthropocene

Wed 2nd December 2020, 5-7pm GMTONLINE TALKPlease register via Eventbrite here The Possibilities and Limits of Experimentation in the AnthropoceneStephanie Wakefield (Life University) This talk will draw on resilience ecology’s adaptive cycle to suggest that liberal societies have left the Anthropocene’s ‘front loop’ and entered its ‘back loop,’ a period of collapse, chaos, and reorientation, in which not only populations and climates are […]

Fragmentary Institute of Comparative Timelines

The Unit of Play is collaborating with multiple other institutions and groups around the world in a speculative storytelling project, the Fragmentary Institute of Comparative Timelines (led by colleagues at Osaka University, Japan) working on the impact of European Colonialism in our timeline by creating artefacts and stories from another timeline in which the disease(s) […]

What Comes After Entanglement?

Friday 6th March 2020 | 4.30.00-6.30pm  Margaret Macmillan Building (MMB) 220Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondon SE14 6NW Part of the Pluralistic Variations Lecture SeriesOrganised by Martin Savransky (Sociology) What Comes After Entanglement? The Wrong Framing of the Question Drawing on examples from environmental and vegan activism, this paper asks what possibilities for action and intervention might exist in the wake of […]

Philosophy Without Grounding

Thursday 13th February 2020 | 4.30-6.30pmMargaret Macmillan Building (MMB) 220Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondon SE14 6NW All Welcome. Part of the Pluralistic Variations Lecture SeriesOrganised by Martin Savransky (Sociology) Philosophy without Grounding In the wake of the so-called “foundational crisis” in philosophy, one can discern at least two distinct responses. The first one gives up the idea […]