3 May 2016, 4.00-5.30 PM
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol.
This year’s Bassett Lecture will be delivered by Dr Nick Srnicek, who will talk about ‘Postcapitalist Futures’. The lecture will examine the current capitalist conjuncture, outlining the changing technological and economic conditions of work. The social democratic era of good jobs, it will be shown, is over – and the left must grapple with this shift. In place of full employment, we should be arguing for full unemployment. This talk will try and show both why this is necessary, and how this is possible.
Dr Nick Srnicek is the co-author, with Alex Williams, of both Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work (Verso, 2015) & “#ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics” (2013). He is the co-editor of The Speculative Turn (Re.press, 2011 with Levi Bryant and Graham Harman) and is currently working on a new book entitled Postcapitalist Technologies (Polity, forthcoming).
The Bassett Lecture:
The Bassett Lecture is held every year in honour of Dr Keith Bassett, a critical geographer and long-time Senior Lecturer in the School of Geographical Sciences. Though formally retired, Dr Bassett continues to write, teach, and contribute to the intellectual life of the School and University. The lecture series recognizes Dr Bassett’s work and contributions in the fields of social and geographical theory, critical geographies of political economy, urbanism, social movements and social justice, political ecology, and critical socio-legal studies.
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