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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 […]

After Progess | Plural Potentialities

29th November 2019, 2.00-6.30pmLondon Bridge Hive1 Melior Place London SE1 3SZ In the course of the first two After Progress symposia it has become apparent that, rather than an idea to be criticised, “progress” names instead an entire array of capitalist, colonial and extractivist operations. It is a world-ploughing machine that suffuses the very modern […]

After Progress | Decolonial Alternatives

Wed 12th September 2019 | 2-6.30pmRichard Hoggart Building (RHB) 274Goldsmiths, University of LondonNew Cross, London, SE14 6NW Can we reimagine human and more-than-human arts of living and flourishing from the ruins of the modern idea of progress? Continuing our collective experimentation with this question, in the second session of the After Progress symposium series we’re […]