Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mark Fisher remembered at Goldsmiths

It is a year now since the sad death of  Mark Fisher, writer, critical thoughtist and lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths in New Cross. I remenber seeing him talk there around the time his best known work, Capitalist Realism, was published. Personally I was most fond of his work on K-punk blog (and then Dissensus forum) in the early/mid noughties when Fisher was at the forefront of a wave of thinking and talking about music and politics in the post-rave/early dubstep era.

On Friday 19th January the always interesting Kodwo Eshun will be giving the first annual Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building at Goldsmiths. No need to book, just turn up - full details here.

Quote from Mark Fisher on wall of  Margaret MacMillan building at Goldsmiths on Dixon Road SE14: “Emancipatory politics must always destroy the appearance of a ‘natural order’, must reveal what is presented as necessary and inevitable to be a mere contingency, just as it must make what was previously deemed to be impossible seem attainable”

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