David Harvey: Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Masters in Research course in Art Theory and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins are pleased to present a lecture by Professor David Harvey on June 25 at 6.00 pm.
In this lecture drawing on his new 'Seventeen Contradictions and The End of Capitalism' David Harvey will explore the way capital works, how systemic contradictions are socially and spatially constructed, and ask whether these contradictions and inequalities generate new political and cultural pathways beyond capitalism.
Over the last four decades David Harvey has illuminated a new geographical and cultural understanding of the way capitalism operates. Beyond his extraordinary scholarly contributions however perhaps what is equally remarkable is the public reach of his writing and teaching. David Harvey's recent online lecture courses and interventions not only reassert the legacy of Marx's theory, his work inspires something quite new – a spirit of autodidactism, organic learning and a sense that the public realm is a field of education and political optimism.
Prior to David's talk Louis Moreno of University College London's Urban Laboratory will consider some of the ways in which David's body of work provides a fresh starting point for a creative and practical response to a new era of civil unrest and geo-political uncertainty. Following David's talk there will be a Q&A chaired by Professor Jeremy Till, head of Central Saint Martins
The lecture is open to students, staff and the public.