Book Launch Occupy: A People Yet to Come
Date(s) - 25/09/2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All occupiers are welcome to attend a book launch to celebrate the publication of Occupy: A People Yet to Come, a collection of essays by some of the worlds leading Deleuzian scholars about the nature and impact of the occupy movement. Edited by Andrew Conio, who was a longstanding member of the Economics Working Group, the book is available from Amazon, is open access from the Open Humanities Press and discounted copies will be available at the launch.
For the authors, the term Occupy is a synecdoche for the world-wide proliferation of struggles that fall outside of conventional and ‘vanguard’ politic and are based on new tactics, revitalised democratic processes and nomadic systems of organisation. This collection assesses the value of Deleuze and Guattari’s political ontology to the movement and looks at modes of organisation, economics, social and political forces, democracy, representation, occupation, resistance, aesthetics, leadership and so forth.
Essays are written by Claire Colebrook, John Protevi, Ian Buchannan, Eugene Holland, Rodigo Nunes, Giuseppina Mecchia, Andrew Conio, Nicholas Thoburn, David Burrows, Verena Andermatt Conley. The authors hail from USA, UK, Brazil and Australia and most had intimate experience of Occupy
The Book Launch will feature presentations from contributors Nick Thoburn (Deleuze and Marx) and David Burrows (Head of Fine Art: Slade) and Andrew Conio
In a review of the book Bert Oliver says ‘It should be abundantly apparent from Conio’s words that the invention of new words or concepts to grapple with the undeniably urgent issues raised by him, above, is a challenge to all the humanities. The incredibly creative work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari is indispensable in this regard, as the just published book, Occupy – A People yet to Come amply demonstrates
Drinks from 4 to 6pm