The Political Aesthetics of Power and Protest
25 September 2012
This one-day workshop, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is structured around the technologies and sites of power and protest. The challenges to dominant models of aesthetics instituted by the state and historically legitimized, come in different forms and expressions. Protest movements and con-testing groups are as sensitive to the style in which their demands are asserted as to the substance of their politics. The diffusion of these new forms of aesthetics through mediatization alert us to the importance and pervasiveness of politics today.
Speakers: Louise Amoore, Christine Battersby, Roland Bleiker, Rebecca Brown, Manuela Ciotti, Oliver Davis, Simonetta Falsaca-Zamponi, Laragh Larsen, L.H.M. Ling, Alice Mah, Partha Mitter, Les Moran, Nirmal Puwar, Jean Chritophe Sevin, Maria Tamboukou, Rashmi Varma
Organisers: Shirin M. Rai (University of Warwick) and Arundhati Virmani (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Marseille)