Category Archives: capitalism

National Instruments

On the initiative of Moinak Biswas, Film Studies Jadavpur Uni, Kolkata, and with great input from Rosalind Morris, but initially inspired by the Preservation in Globalization workshop convened by Gayatri Spivak and Jorge Otero-Pailos, an interesting redevelopment seems possible. A disused factory site adjacent … Continue reading

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LDN-BRU – talk, 3rd October 2009

I am off to Brussels soon to speak about cities….

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Warm It Up Moloko-plus my little droogies – I could teach you, but I'd have to charge

In another fine mess, the University of East London contributes to the escalation of madness that also saw Will Hutton foolishly pontificating against G20 protesters on the BBC two nights ago as part of a series of suits trotted out … Continue reading

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Fragments on Athens

I received lots of mail on Athens, and of course thought the xmas tree stuff was very seasonal. Ho Ho. The best detailed message (quoted below) came from a close friend whom I’d visited there years ago, en route to … Continue reading

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A Radical Education.

Education is not a model good. I went to hear a pretty interesting discussion from Irit Rogoff, Florian Schneider and Kodwo Eshun as part of the build up to their Berlin Education Summit. There’s been quite a bit of chatter … Continue reading

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Theory of Shit

In Volume III of Capital Marx has a little section discussing the utilisation of ‘waste’ (Abfällen) in the production process. Capitalists search for economies at the best of times (i.e., when they gloat over ever greater extraction of surplus value) … Continue reading

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Learn To Like It – archival 1990 ……………. . [click to enlarge]

From: John Hutnyk – Academic Director, Centre for Cultural Studies Work: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/cultural-studies/staff/j-hutnyk.php Blog: http://hutnyk.blogspot.com/ Links: http://tawdrysouvenirs.blogspot.com/ Events: http://whats-on-occasionally.blogspot.com/

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