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London Conference in Critical Thought

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From the LCCT Collective: 

We are delighted that the 8th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will be hosted and supported this year by the Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP) in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The LCCT is a free, inter-institutional, interdisciplinary conference in critical thought that takes place annually in different institutions across London. LCCT follows a non-hierarchical, decentralised model of organisation that undoes conventional academic distinctions between plenary lectures and break-out sessions, aiming instead to create opportunities for intellectual critical exchange regardless of participants’ disciplinary field, institutional affiliation, or seniority. LCCT has no overarching or predetermined theme. The conference’s intellectual content and academic tone are set anew each year, stemming from thematic streams that are conceived, proposed and curated by a group of stream organisers.

We are thrilled that so many of the themes this year align with CISP’s interdisciplinary interests in science, technology, design and the arts, and how they connect with questions of life, duration, the body, environment, ethics, and politics. The streams for #LCCT2019 are:

  • Art MANIFESTOS: The future of an evolving form
  • Automating inequality: AI, smart devices and the reproduction of the social
  • The Cold War Then and Now: Theories and legacies
  • Culture/Politics of trauma
  • Difference, evolution and biology
  • Gendered technologies, gender as technology
  • Immanence, conflict and institution: Within and beyond Italian Theory
  • Multiplying Citizenship: Beyond the subject of rights
  • Radical Ventriloquism: Acts of speaking through and speaking for
  • Rethinking new materialisms: Ethics, politics and aesthetics
  • Thinking critically with care

The call for papers is still open, until 25th March. For more details on how to summit a paper, please visit: LCCT 2019 Call for Papers

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