All Events of ‘Thinking Together’ are open to public and will be conducted in english.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
seminar, lecture, open dinner, film program
1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Seminar ‘neoliberal (un)reason: politico-economic ideologies of the present’
hosted by Susanne George (US/FR) and Damian Cahill (AUS) et al.
» Osthang: workshop house
opening & preview lecture Susanne George
» Osthang: hall
open dinner & film program with guests and residents of ‘Thinking Together’
» Osthang: hall & workshop house
Neoliberalism, it has been argued, is the principal ideological power grid of the contemporary world. Since its theoretical formation in post-WWII economic circles and its first implementations in isolated national projects of economic reform in the 1970s, neoliberalism has been propagating to the point of today’s ubiquity on a global scale. But what precisely is this political ideology, and how do the countless processes of political, economic and social transformation subsumed under the catchword of neoliberalization manifest? What are its underlying assumptions and beliefs, its genealogy and its visions of subjectivity and society? In short, what is neoliberalism, and how does it operate? – The first two days of thinking together are dedicated to an autopsy of Neoliberal Reason with the aim of marking the point of departure for future imaginaries of living together. From market fundamentalism and financialization to privatization, debt policies and growth doctrine, these sessions will attempt to circumscribe and break down the versatile system of believes that dominates the economized sociopolitical climate of the present.
for seminars and open dinners, please register by July, 25
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