Friday, April 18 | Anarchism, Engagement & Theories of Mediation

The NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication Lecture Series presents

Anarchism, Engagement & Theories of Mediation: Approaches and Questions
Friday, April 18 | 6:00-8:30
239 Greene Street, Floor 8

What might be spurred by bridging media theory and anarchist thought and practices? How might these two bodies of thought animate each other in potentially generative ways? How has anarchist thought influenced various media forms? We believe that the conversation generated by these questions will present us with a unique opportunity to reflect upon the politics of organizing, the shape of contemporary critical theory, and various alternative media practices. To give form to this discussion, the event brings together several individuals whose work can speak to these issues in different capacities.


6:00-6:15 pm INTRODUCTION 

6:15-7:15 pm ROUNDTABLE (lightning talks // 5-7 minutes each) 

Alexis Bhagat: The Words That We Use

Todd May: Anarchism and Academic Thought

Cindy Milstein: Anarchism as Media and Mediation 

Nick Mirzoeff: Are We All Anarchists Now?

Shiri Pasternak: Anarchy and Settler Colonialism: Being Against the State Means Being For Indigenous Sovereignty

Richard Porton: Defining Anarchist Cinema: An Impossible Task

 Laura Portwood-Stacer: Lifestyle as Medium: Performances of Everyday Life and Anarchist Praxis

7:30-8:30 pm OPEN FORUM for discussion and debate with public 

Wine reception to follow

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