Colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, imperial insolvencies – Reimagining financialization (London, Sept 22-23)

Join us at Goldsmiths, University of London, September 22-23 for a two-day gathering on the theme of “Colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, imperial insolvencies – Reimagining financialization” Continue reading Colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, imperial insolvencies – Reimagining financialization (London, Sept 22-23)

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

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

An iconic poster from May '68, Paris

Memory and the Radical Imagination (Against the Grain Interview)

An iconic poster from May '68, Paris
An iconic poster from May ’68, Paris

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 neoliberal-era initiatives frame human cooperation and collective action; he also emphasizes the importance of what he calls “commoning memory.”

You can listen to the interview “live” on KPFA or WBAI, download an MP3 from the website, or subscribe to Against the Grain’s podcast, which I highly recommend as they always feature fascinating and provocative guests and great interviews.

This interview was based on an article I wrote titled “‘Are your children old enough to learn about May ’68?’: Recalling the radical event, refracting utopia and commoning memory” which appeared in 2011 the 78th issue of the journal Cultural Critique (pp. 60-87).  You can download a PDF here.

Below is a lightly edited transcript of the interview:

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http://www.extraenvironmentalist.com/2013/05/07/episode-59-financialized-education/

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/Continue reading The Financialization of Education and May Day

What’s the Value of an Art School? Plus, more in Halifax

The wonderful site Art Threat has published my analysis of the political and economic forces that threaten the beloved Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where I teach: http://artthreat.net/2012/01/nscad-crisis-art-school/ Next week, we at the Radical Imagination Project is hosting … Continue reading What’s the Value of an Art School? Plus, more in Halifax