Alternative Financial Literacy tour, Winter 2018

We at the University of the Phoenix are looking for hosts and supporters in the Midwest and North-East USA for the first of what will hopefully be a series of radical financial literacy tours in January and February of 2018.

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Melbourne and Cambridge

In addition to all sorts of exciting things happening in Halifax with the Radical Imagination Project (such as a Free School radical educational gathering March 5-6 – please propose a workshop), I’m excited to do some travel this term. In mid-February I’ll be in Melbourne, Australia to give a masterclass “Beyond the Financialized Imagination” and a lecture…

Europe 2015, research and speaking

I’m in Europe this fall delivering a few talks and doing research into struggles against austerity. From October through December I’ll be in Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal. Some of my speaking engagements are lining up now. I’ll post more information as it becomes available over at: https://maxhaiven.com/speaking/ There are speaking events lined or lining up in…

Art and Money course at the Halifax Public Library in January 2015

This January I’ll be offering my course Art and Money jointly through the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the brand new Central branch of the Halifax Public Library. The lectures are open to interested members of the public from 1-2pm every Tuesday starting January 6 and concluding April 14.  Registered students (and anyone…

Book launches and talks (London, Leicester, Essex, Amsterdam, New York, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton)

I’m very pleased to be having book launches or to be giving talks in a variety of places in March and April of 2014 (info about the book: https://maxhaiven.com/2013/09/26/crises-of-the-imagination/): March 17, 3:30pm (Leicester): Talk: “Fictitious Capital, Metaphoric Wealth: Financialization and its Discontents” University of Leicester Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy – details: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/management/research/units/cppe/archiveactivities/2014-3-haiven-seminar –…

A People’s Bank – Nocturne Halifax, Saturday Oct 19, 6pm-12am, NSCAD Library

UPDATE: “A People’s Bank” was a great success, with over 2100 attendees through the evening.  Documentation can be found here: http://reimaginingmoney.net/exhibition/nocturne-2013-documentation/ A PEOPLE’S BANK October 19, 2013 – 6pm-12am – The NSCAD University Library – 5163 Duke St, Halifax NS Part of the Nocturne Art at Night Festival (http://nocturnehalifax.ca/) The financial crisis of 2008 and…

“The Debt of Creativity” TED Talk

In March, I delivered a TED Talk at TEDxNovaScotia on “The Debt of Creativity,” which was about debt, creativity, the radical imagination, Gustav Courbet, student loans, indentured labour, the Paris Commune, globalization and whatever else I could cram into my 15 minutes of fame. I’m not a huge fan of TED talks, but I hope…

Memory and the Radical Imagination (Against the Grain Interview)

The wonderful radio program Against the Grain is (re)broadcasting a long interview host C.S. Soong conducted with me last year.  From the description on their website (http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/762/wed-81413-memory-and-radical-imagination): Global capitalism, far from being only an economic phenomenon, affects and influences how we think, including what and how we think about the past. Max Haiven reveals how…

The Financialization of Education and May Day

Recent radio interviews: Earlier this month, the fabulous podcast The Extraenvironmentalist broadcast a feature-length interview (1h15m) with me about the financialization of universities and of social life more broadly.  The interview can be downloaded or listened to online here: http://www.extraenvironmentalist.com/2013/05/07/episode-59-financialized-education/ For May Day, the amazing folks at Against the Grain interviewed me and some other…

The struggle for the soul of education: upcoming talks (Winter 2013)

This Winter/Spring, I’m giving a few talks on the fate of post-secondary education.  I am a member of and indebted to the Edu-Factory Collective. Audio: You can listen to a talk I gave last summer titled “Student Debt and the Edu-Factory: Against the Foreclosure of the Future” as featured on Against the Grain, the popular…

Against the Grain Radio Interview, ESC Reader’s Forum, Platypus Talk

On January 23, 2012, the fabulous KPFA Berkeley radio show Against The Grain broadcast a feature-length interview (1h) with me about the themes and arguments in my article “Are your children old enough to learn about May ’68?: Recalling the radical event, refracting utopia and commoning memory,” published last Spring in Cultural Critique.  Many thanks…

Occupy!

After a whirlwind research trip to New York City and Occupy Wall Street I’m back in Halifax.  Here are a few things I’m doing with/about the Occupations: A talk for the Visual Art Nova Scotia on “Creative Occupations: Art, Creative Labour and the Occupy Movement” on Tuesday, November 29, at 7pm.  Location TBA. An article…

Face/Book/Net/Work talk at Congress 2011 (video)

Here’s a video, shot by Bill Brydon, of a roundtable I participated in at the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) at Congress 2011 in Fredericton, organized by Cecily Devereaux and Michael O’Driscoll for the journal English Studies in Canada.  The proceedings will be published in ESC 36.4’s “readers forum.”  My…

At Congress, 2011… ESC Rountable and more

I have several engagements at the Canadian Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities, this year in Fredericton NB: I’m honoured to have been invited to sit at the annual English Studies in Canada (ESC) Roundtable, this year at the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) on the topic of “Face/Book/Net/Work: Social…

Upcoming presentations (Winter/Spring 2011)

January 15-16 – Alex Khasnabish and I will present a paper titled “Radicalizing Methods: ‘Convoking’ the Radical Imagination in Halifax, Nova Scotia” at the North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference in Toronto, ON. February 7 – I’ll be presenting a talk titled “The creative work of Race: Questioning the “racelessness” of the creative economy” as…