"There’s a growing and very powerful cynicism or apathy or contempt for the political sphere as a whole," explains Dr Alberto Toscano, joint director of the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought at Goldsmiths, in our short video.
“There’s nothing about the concept or even the idea of democracy that demands these particular arrangements as a natural consequence. Perhaps this blockage, that is pretty evident at present, might mean that it is an important time to ask what seems to be abstract questions but in fact might translate into more practical or concrete interventions.”
“There’s a growing and very powerful cynicism or apathy or contempt for the political sphere as a whole. It’s viewed as unchangeable in some ways, but it’s also viewed by many as corrupt, or futile, and the result of that is to create a kind of apolitical or depoliticising atmosphere.”