In the wake of the rising inequality, the cost of living crisis and an ever-failing economic system, where can we find hope?
Join Repeater + Zer0 Books for an evening with guest speakers marking the reissue of Mark Fisher's 2009 text, Capitalist Realism. The new edition includes a brand new foreword from Zoe Fisher, an introduction from Alex Niven, and an afterword by Repeater + Zer0 Books co-founder and publisher Tariq Goddard.
The panel of guest speakers will explore the significance of republishing this text and how it can illuminate our understanding of contemporary political climates. Our panelists are:
Tariq Goddard: Tariq Goddard is an award-winning British novelist, and is the co-founder and publisher of both Repeater and Zer0 Books. In his afterword for the Zer0 Classics edition of Capitalist Realism, he writes about the atmosphere the 2009 text was written in, as well as Mark Fisher’s expectations and perceptions of his own work.
Matt Colquhoun: Matt Colquhoun is a writer and photographer who blogs at xenogothic.com. He is the author of Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher, the editor of Postcapitalist Desire: Mark Fisher the Final Lectures, and he most recently wrote the introduction to the Zer0 Classics edition of Ghosts of My Life.
Siobhan McKeown: Siobhan McKeown has worked in the tech industry since 2010, and has developed wide-ranging knowledge of the practices of online work, free software and web development. Her book, A Life Lived Remotely: Being and Work in the Digital Age, tackles questions such as: ‘How are we being changed by immersion in the internet?’ and ‘How do we know the difference between work and life when one seems to blend into the other?’
Sophie Sleigh-Johnson: Sophie Sleigh-Johnson is a Southend-on-Sea based writer, artist, and tutor. She has just completed her PhD in the Fine Art Department at Goldsmiths College entitled Marsh Hermeneutics: Performing Zones of Disorientation. Her ongoing investigations concern the magico-materialist temporality of place, and the esoteric ground rock of comedy. She is currently working on a book about landscape as the mythic substrate of the sitcom.
This event is hosted by the Visual Cultures department as part of our Visual Cultures Public Programme. It will be chaired by Dr Emily Rosamond. Emily is Senior Lecturer and Chair of Learning and Teaching in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths. Her research focuses on reputation, personality and character in financialized digital capitalism. She is Associate Editor of the academic journal Finance and Society.
THE EVENT WILL ALSO BE LIVESTREAMED
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
All Welcome. The event is also being livestreamed at https://www.gold.ac.uk/live-stream/
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