Counterspeculations scholarly audiotour of the City of London

In May of 2018 my colleague Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou and I organized a collaborative walking tour of the City of London historical financial district to explore the connections between finance and the imagination. In October of that year University College London’s Urban Laboratory published the audio of that walk along with an interactive map, which can …

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Marx’s Vindication or Marx’s Revenge (audio)

This talk, “Marx’s Vindication or Marx’s Revenge?” by RiVAL co-director Max Haiven, was recorded in March of 2018 at the “200 anos de Marx” conference in Lisbon, hosted by Bloco Esquarda (Left Block). Slides here. (48 mins) Liberal political theory and cultural politics imagines that revenge is banished to the borderlands of the capitalist empire, …

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“Are Your Children Old Enough to Learn About May ’68?: Recalling the Radical Event, Refracting Utopia, and Commoning Memory” (2011)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2011. “Are Your Children Old Enough to Learn About May ’68?: Recalling the Radical Event, Refracting Utopia, and Commoning Memory.” Cultural Critique 78 (1): 60–87. http://doi.org/10.1353/cul.2011.0018. Abstract This essay is a meditation of the problems of passing on the memory of radical events to forthcoming generations and the problem of making memory …

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