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Mobilising New Economic Futures

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Goldsmiths, University of London

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On July 7th 2018, we are hosting a day conference which will bring together a range of thinkers from a variety of disciplines to discuss how we can collaboratively Mobilise New Economic Futures. Alongside cultural, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, we hope a broader narrative will emerge that embeds the structural drivers of the economy on a more critical ground.


The persistence of neoliberalism after the 2007/08 financial crisis can be linked to the absence of a coherent alternative. Discussion at this conference will revolve around imagining, exploring, and mobilising new economic futures, and the diverse ways in which societal change may be enacted. It will take as its starting point the failure of neoliberalism in both theory and practice.

The rise of digital platforms has created new opportunities for the exploitation of workers, as well as radically changing political deliberation, while simultaneously enabling mass grassroots movements. In this rapidly changing society, we believe new pathways for mobilisation are possible.

This conference will present seven panel discussions which aim to map the current moment by examining problems such as rising income and wealth inequality, precarious work, and the growing mental health crisis. We then aim to explore recent reactions to such issues in the form of Brexit, platform politics and autonomous organisation. This conference aims to paint a picture which we believe will contribute to the construction of a viable strategy to cancel the cancellation of the future.


Further panel details will be available in the coming weeks.


Speakers (With More TBA):


  • Ann Pettifor (Author of 'Just Money')
  • Guy Standing (Author of 'The Precariat', SOAS)
  • Samiah Anderson (Goldsmiths graduate, Grenfell Movement)
  • Faiza Shaheen (Director of CLASS Think Tank)
  • Phoebe Moore ('The Quantified Self', Leicester University)
  • Jason Hickel (Author of 'The Divide', Goldsmiths)
  • Ramon Amaro (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths)
  • Ozlem Onaran (Greenwich University)
  • Jeremy Gilbert (Cultural and Political Theory, University of East London)
  • Jay Watts (Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Writer)
  • Francesca Sobande (Digital Culture, Edge Hill University)
  • Natalie Fenton (Political Communication, Goldsmiths)
  • Alan Finlayson (Political Science & Theory, East Anglia)
  • Chante Joseph (Writer)
  • David Bailey (Political Economy, Aston University)
  • Josh Cohen (Modern Literary Theory, Goldsmiths)
  • William Davies (Political Economy Research Centre, Goldsmiths)
  • Nonhlanhla Makuyana (Positive Money)
  • Oana Parvan (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths)
  • Ruth Cain (Family and Mental Health Law, University of Kent)
  • Johnna Montgomerie (Political Economy Research Centre, Goldsmiths)
  • Swarzy Macaly (Grenfell Movement)
  • Lydia Hughes (Notes From Below, IWGB Union)


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Twitter: @NseGoldsmiths

Facebook: @NSEgoldsmiths

nsegoldsmiths@gmail.com

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New School Economics (NSE) is a student society at Goldsmiths, University of London, associated with Goldsmiths Poltical Economy Research Centre and Rethinking Economics. Over the past year we have built a platform to critique the current system, by hosting a number of events and engaging with a community of multi-disciplinary (re)thinkers. We think the study of ‘the economy’ cannot be detached from the study of politics, ideas, and history. Therefore, any attempt to Mobilise New Economic Futures, requires rethinking the ‘economy’ from multiple perspectives. Our latest event, Mental Health and Neoliberalism, attempted to draw connections between economic stagnation, austerity policies since the financial crash, and the mental health crisis that has become increasingly prevelant.


Photograph: Charis Hauri

Design: Tyler Parry


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