The Order of Unmanageable Risks podcast

The Order of Unmanageable Risks is an eclectic podcast about the crisis of anxiety in our society today and its links to the system of capitalism. In a series of interviews with important thinkers across a range of disciplines, hosts Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (UCL Sociology) and Max Haiven (Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social …

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Preparing for Millions to Bury their Smartphones

By Krystian Woznicki An interview with the art collective The University of the Phoenix about responding to the climate crisis with a global secret society for interspecies cooperation. Original –> https://blogs.mediapart.fr/krystian-woznicki/blog/111119/preparing-millions-bury-their-smartphones While climate change seems to be intangible, nowhere and everywhere at the same time, it is entangled with everything and everyone. Against this backdrop, …

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Participatory Art within, against and beyond Financialization (Cultural Studies)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2018. “Participatory Art within, against and beyond Financialization: Benign Pessimism, Tactical Parasitics and the Encrypted Common.” Cultural Studies 32 (4): 530–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2017.1363260 Abstract This essay examines three critical artists who orchestrate participatory spectacles and experiences as a means of challenging neoliberal financialization, an overarching paradigm and process that is reshaping economics, politics, …

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What is the Radical Imagination? (2011)

In 2011 Alex Khasnabish and I edited a special issue of Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action (volume 4, issue 2) on the topic “What is the Radical Imagination?” What is the radical imagination? A Special Issue Max Haiven, Alex Khasnabish Interventions: Struggles Precariousness, Catastrophe and Challenging the Blackmail of the Imagination …

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