BOOTCAMP FOR THE MIND!
What an incredible privilege it was to attend the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities’ annual London Critical Theory Summer School (24th June – 5th July 2018).
The Summer School combines critical theoretical thought, at the most advanced level, with a sense of the political urgency of the times, an urgency that has so dramatically increased with the advent of Brexit and Trump, the massive global inequality to which they both attest and will exacerbate, the increasingly licensed ethno-nationalism, racism and misogyny which they sanction, the forms of historical forgetting which they appear to demand. This internationally renowned Summer School enables graduate students and academics to engage in a two-week course of day-time study with acclaimed critical thinkers. At the end of each week, these thinkers join together for a public panel discussion.
Listen to the first Friday Public Debate with Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Drucilla Cornell and Slavoj Žižek, here.
Watch this space for broadcast link to the second debate with Forensic Architecture's Eyal Weizman, Stephen Frosh and Jaqueline Rose.