Final call for participants:
Creating worlds: The affective spaces of experimental politics
Monday 14 January, 2013
Royal Holloway, Bedford Square, 2 Gower Street, WC1E 6DP.
Facilitated by Anja Kanngieser and Jenny Pickerall.
This event seeks to bring together those exploring questions of how we live within, formulate, create and antagonise, spaces and places of politics: public and private, macro-political and micro-political. It is specifically interested in inviting conversation about spaces in which self-organisation occur, whereby people come together in some sort of common articulation. Moreover, what is of key interest is the ‘how’: how people come together in what kinds of spaces and places; what forces and desires inform these collective spaces, and how they are sustained; how spaces and subjects are processually entangled; how social reproduction occurs – the lines of class, gender, race, ability; and the ways spaces are differentiated, that is to say, how boundaries are performed.
Rather than marking topographies of conventional ‘radical’ political sites, such as social centres, camps, protests, assemblies, allotments, workplaces, bookstores, what might be uncovered are the more messy affective and relational threads that run though them, and also far beyond them, and how we might even begin to apprehend and engage with them.
There will be three roundtables on the themes of:
Spatiality and affect with Kye Askins, Harriet Hawkins and Paul Simpson. Facilitated by Anna Feigenbaum
Spatiality and organisation (social reproduction) with Tim Cresswell Jane Wills and Nazima Kadir. Facilitated by Fabian Frenzel
Spatiality and politics with Adam Ramadan, Andy Davies and Uri Gordon. Facilitated by Gavin Brown.
Please submit a short (200 word) statement by 15 December 2012 on why you would like to attend when registering your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance is limited to 30 people.
Some travel funding is available for unwaged/ underwaged participants.
This event is part of a series associated with the Protest Camps: Experiments in Alternative Worlds project http://protestcamps.org/ and is funded by an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship with Royal Holloway, University of London.
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