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by Alec Balasescu
Dear Course leaders
Deleuze and Guattarri and Occupy Sat 25th. 2-5pm
Lots of academics and artists have indicated they are gonna come to the session but I am concerned that this event is not only an opportunity to have (another) very enjoyable discussion about philosophy, politics and ideas. Important as it is. It’s bait! It’s the perfect excuse for people who have been promising to get involved but need that final prompt to get down there! These are uncertain times for Occupy and this event is all about increasing the blood circulation, please help.
Would you please post the event to as many Undergraduate and graduate walls/blogs/noticeboards as you are able?
Deleuze and Guattari and Occupy.
Sat 25th Feb 2-5pm
Occupy LSX / School of Ideas
An afternoon of talks, about the relevance of Deleuze and Guattari’s ideas to Occupy.
Deleuze and Guattari’s writings are considered, by political activists, philosophers, artists and writers to provide the most insightful analysis of the crisis we face today. It is claimed that the rhizomic, nomadic and creative nature of Occupy is inherently DeleuzeoGuattarian. This afternoon of talks tests these claims and asks; does Deleuze and Guattari’s conceptual apparatus scythe right through to the heart of capitalist production: do they provide vitalist, non-paranoid, (entirely pragmatic) systems of thought around which both a world can be torn down and a new one built?
How it feels to be free: becoming-together with Deleuze & Guattari.
Jeremy Gilbert, Reader at the University of East London.
‘Minor Politics, Activism, and Occupy’.
Nick Thoburn, Lecturer in sociology: University of Manchester.
Worldwide, Occupy will not publish a solidified list of aims or a manifesto, preferring to speak of a thousand struggles, a thousand acts of resistance spoken though thousands of voices. Is this the same as Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus?
Andrew Conio, Senior Lecturer University of Wolverhampton, Associate Lecturer Chelsea School of Art.
Further information contact A.Conio@wlv.ac.uk <mailto:A.Conio@wlv.ac.uk>
Jonathan Lethem’s amazing essay how we deal with each others ideas and achievements on Harper’s Magazine website