Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Marx Trot

To mark the end of the course work part of their degree, MA Cultural Studies students have proposed the ‘Marx Trot’. This being a pub crawl with a revolutionary excuse. Having done significant research as per my brief to lead … Continue reading

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pap (D&G papparazzi)

I was complaining to one of our brilliant students the other day that there was, at Goldsmiths, something of a viral effect of reading Deleuze and Guattari for the first time and deploying their work uncritically. Against the charge that … Continue reading

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To:  Goldsmiths, University of London We are strongly opposed to the implementation of the new attendance monitoring policy and related policies that have been imposed on our university by the Home Office under the new points based immigration system recently … Continue reading

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Scouting Shame NYT.

“‘There is no document of civilization that is not simultaneously a document of barbarism‘” (Benjamin p. vii) A photograph of five young Americans in combat gear beside a ‘Homeland Security’ bus graces the front page of the New York Times … Continue reading

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Struggle for Justice is necessary. Free Gaza by whatever means. This time by donation.

[Readers will know I do not endorse charity giving – see Rumour – but note the distinction between buying a boat for the Free Gaza movement and other good causes. This one must float. Lets buy a boat, ahoy]. AN … Continue reading

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Crerative Practices Beyond Borders (sonic, theatre, doco) 21 May 2009

Event: though not exactly a public one – I am speaking about Creative Practices Beyond Borders to a meeting of the AHRC on 21 May at UCL. So, what to say – the brief is to talk about the project … Continue reading

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Two Talks at Goldsmiths – Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on monday 11th May and Celeste Olalquiaga on tuesday 12th May 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 4:00pm a talk by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak called ‘Old Women‘ (11 May 2009, 4pm IGLT Goldsmiths) then, the following day: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 3:00pm a talk by Celeste Olalquiaga called ‘Look But Don’t … Continue reading

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