University of Bath

A critical theory of hope

Join us for a lunchtime seminar which brings to the fore the struggles for alternative forms of social reproduction of life in a wrecked world.

12 Feb 20191.15pm
to
12 Feb 20192.45pm
Free

Following the discussion held at the seminar Critical Theory in Conversation with John Holloway, convened by the Bath-Bristol Standing Seminar in Critical Theory last October, Ana Dinerstein discusses critical theory in this event.

Ana will explore the limitations of contemporary neo Adornian critiques of society and challenge the view that there cannot be a political practice to fought Barbarism. She will suggest that such practice is not only possible but necessary and is being developed at the grassroots level around the crisis of the social reproduction of life. She will further illustrate her argument with examples from The Art of Organising Hope projects in Mexico and Belgium.

The critical theory of hope proposed by Ana brings a front to the struggles for alternative forms of the social reproduction of life in a wrecked world.

This event is sponsored by the Bath-Bristol Standing Seminar in Critical Theory.