Posted below are two videos from the day-long symposium, What is Critique?, held on November 20th, 2010, at Parsons, the New School for Design, New York. The first video is from the afternoon panel, The Art Critique: Its History, Theories, and Practices. This panel consisted of Tom Butter, Simone Douglas, and James Elkins; it was moderated […]admin | 1 comment | Continued
Friday, February 19th, 2009. 7pm Hart House, South Dining Room 7 Hart House Crescent, University of Toronto The economic crisis, as many commentators and critics are quick to point out, has rekindled interest in—and anxieties over—Marxism. Although many on the Left hope this renewed curiosity marks the beginning of a radical turn, similar revivals of […]PR web editor | 1 comment | Continued
Public forum with the Marxist-Humanist Committee hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society The Crisis in Marxist Thought Panel presentations and audience Q&A by: Kevin Anderson, Chris Cutrone (Platypus), Peter Hudis, Andrew Kliman, and Sandra Rein. Event was held on Friday, July 25, 2008 6-9PM School of the Art Institute of Chicago 112 S. Michigan Ave. […]admin | 1 comment | Continued
A teach-in, panel discussion and moderated audience Q&A on the failure of the Left in Pakistan. Panelists -Ayesha Siddiqa (author of Military Inc, Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy) on “Pakistan’s Military Economy” -Manan Ahmed (University of Chicago) on “The Populism of the Bhuttos” -Atiya Khan (Platypus, University of Chicago) on “The Vicissitudes of Leftist Politics in […]admin | 0 comments | Continued
Public forum on The 3 Rs: Reform, Revolution, and “Resistance” — the problematic forms of “anticapitalism” today.
Panelists: Michael Albert (Z Magazine, author of Parecon: Life After Capitalism), Chris Cutrone (Platypus), Stephen Duncombe (Gallatin School of New York University, editor of Cultural Resistance Reader), Brian Holmes (Continental Drift and Université Tangente), and Marisa Holmes (new Students for a Democratic Society).
“However difficult the task of grasping and confronting global capital might be, it is crucially important that a global internationalism be recovered and reformulated. . . . The Left should be very careful about constituting a form of politics that, from the standpoint of human emancipation, would be questionable, at the very best, however many […]admin | 0 comments | Continued