Michel Feher returns to Goldsmiths to reflect on the dilemmas faced by the left in the wake of Brexit and Trump.
After his ground-breaking eight-part lecture series “The Age of Appreciation: Lectures on the Neoliberal Condition” (2013-2015, hosted by the Centre for Research Architecture, the Department of Visual Cultures and Forensic Architecture), Feher returns to Goldsmiths to discuss the choices that the left faces on the future of work, geopolitical priorities, and the art of governing. In its previous lecture series, Feher had argued that the rule of investors had proven as transformative of personal motivation and conduct as of corporate management and statecraft. Just as with previous shifts in governing practices, a new representation of human potential and human frailties—a distinctively neoliberal perspective on the human condition—is implicated in the financial turn of capitalism.
Michel Feher is a philosopher who has taught at the École Nationale Supérieure, Paris, at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a founding editor of Zone Books, NY (in 1986) as well as the president and co-founder of Cette France-là, Paris (in 2008), a monitoring group on French immigration policy. For Zone Books, he has co-edited with Gaëlle Krikorian and Yates McKee the volume Nongovernmental Politics (2007) and is currently co-editing, together with Wendy Brown, the Near Futures series. He is the author of Powerless by Design: The Age of the International Community (2000) and of the forthcoming Rated Agencies. The Political Lives of Investees (Zone books, Spring 2018).
Dates & times
|20 Jun 2017||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
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