Jonny Ritson will discuss his own research on peat bogs and their (mis)management as well as how land ownership and economics shape the fields and forests around us. Rather than offering definitive solutions, the talk aims to ask the questions which collectively we must answer, providing examples of what has and has not worked in the past.
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This talk will look at the links between climate, energy, food and water, with a particular focus on India – one of the most densely populated countries in the world and a place where a small change in climate can make a big difference to the people on the ground.
Rent Strike is the national working group for Cut the Rent groups across the UK. We seek to facilitate the spreading of rent strikes as a tactic to campaign for affordable rents for students in university accommodation. We are a mixture of student activists and housing activists, some of us were involved in the successful 2016 rent strike at UCL.
Famous people: what do they mean, and how are their meanings created? What role do they play in society? What goes into making a celebrity’s image, and who is responsible? This collaborative workshop will give a fun and accessible introduction to the best academic discipline: the study of stars and celebrities!
This talk will give an overview of anarchist philosophy and theory, it’s history and how it is relevant to 21st century society. It will be followed by a Q&A session open to all.
A topic that’s generating interest at the moment. Citizens Income.
What if every adult in the UK was guaranteed a basic income whether you worked or were unemployed?
Is it feasible? Has it been tried before? Could it work? Would it cripple our economy? Would we all become work-shy?
Staged will be an intervention where artists, lawyers and activists, thinkers, collaboratively create objects/images/sounds/performances/expressions on the theme of the workshop, with discussion before and after as to the integral linking of art, law and protest and what this means for social change.
Join PLOT for an interactive workshop designing materials for an alternative future. We’ll bring the tools and methods. Bring your observations of what you see now. This is a hands on active session – we will be chewing over ideas and physically making things. Be prepared to get your sleeves rolled up, bring your imagination as well as your inspiration.
This physical workshop will look at the potential relationships between choreography and experimental, contemporary and online poetry, by analyzing attention, gesture, and habit. The session consists of choreographic exercises looking at reading and listening in their physicality, as well as in their relationship to space, and to overlapping spaces.
The proposed introductory session with the Feminist Library would revisit the Consciousness Raising practice of the Second Wave of the feminist movement, to bring together a discussion on feminist issues through a ‘personal is political’ lens creating a bottom-up, all-inclusive learning environment. Part of Antiuniversity Now Festival 2018.
Conway Hall, Antiuniversity Now and the London Anti-fascist Assembly (LAFA) invite you to join author Mark Bray, who will talk about the growing threat of global fascism and discuss possible directions towards building a coordinated, strong and sustainable antifascist movement.