POSTCAPITALIST DESIRE: 2016-17 READING LIST

MA Contemporary Art Theory: Special Subject  Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London   Week 1: What is postcapitalism? Monday 7 November 2016 Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, “Post-Work Imaginaries” inInventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, London and New York: Verso, 2015,  pp107-127. (If you can also read and “Conclusion”, pp175-183) K. … More POSTCAPITALIST DESIRE: 2016-17 READING LIST

NO ROMANCE WITHOUT FINANCE (Plan C)

Jennifer M Silva’s Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty is a heartbreaking study of the corrosive effects of the neoliberal environment on intimacy. Silva’s book focuses on young people specifically – it is based on a hundred interviews she undertook with young working class men and women in two American cities … More NO ROMANCE WITHOUT FINANCE (Plan C)

Justin Barton and Mark Fisher Outsights

Interview from When Site Lost The Plot, Urbanomic robin mackay: In On Vanishing Land, a piece you have described as an ‘audio essay’, but also as ‘sonic fiction’, you’ve chosen consciously to use sound alone, with no visual accompaniment. The piece focuses on evoking a particular area—the Suffolk coastline—and explores the concept of the ‘eerie’ … More Justin Barton and Mark Fisher Outsights

DO YOU MISS THE FUTURE? (Interview)

Interview by Andrew Broaks for Crack Magazine In 2002, on the band’s debut single Losing My Edge, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy sang of “borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered ’80s”. With that line he playfully skewered the Brooklynite hipsters in “little jackets” whose instinct to look back to pop’s golden past, instead of forward, exemplified … More DO YOU MISS THE FUTURE? (Interview)