Excerto da Introdução:
My first encounter with Foteini Vlachou was marked by the qualities that I later found to be definitive of her approach to her life and work: bold intelligence, fearless self-confidence, independence of thought, and absolute commitment to the discipline of art history as a practice of theory that was, in its essence, a worldly, consequential — indeed, political — project. Later, I was to learn of her other great qualities, not least her openness to experience, her warm-hearted generosity, and her committed collegiality. […]
As this book demonstrates, Foteini Vlachou had been narrating the periphery for some time, and brilliantly so.
Terry Smith, from the introduction:
“Periphrasis: Provinces, Margins, Peripheries, Centres — Foteini Vlachou and the decentring of Art History”.
Tipologia do Evento:
Sessão de cinema
Detalhes do Evento
O livro de Erica Borg e Amedeo Policante vai ser apresentado online, no âmbito do Marxist Education Project, por Ariel Salleh e Stuart Newman. Mutant Ecologies Manufacturing Life
Detalhes do Evento
O livro de Erica Borg e Amedeo Policante vai ser apresentado online, no âmbito do Marxist Education Project, por Ariel Salleh e Stuart Newman.
Manufacturing Life in the Age of Genomic Capital
The interconnected fields of genomic science, genome editing, and biotechnology have emerged over the past half-century as a revolution in the production of new life forms that have been eagerly adopted by agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and other business sectors. While many – including the Nobel Committee – have heralded this as a “new epoch” of limitless possibilities for positive transformation, In Mutant Ecologies: Manufacturing Life in the Age of Genomic Capital, Erica Borg and Amedeo Policante show how genetic science has been deeply intertwined from its beginning with the raw imperatives of capital accumulation. “Genomic capital,” the authors’ term for the use of genetic materials in industrial production, has literally altered many of life’s metabolic processes in service to capital’s demands. Within a socio-historical context defined by the iron rules of competition and exploitation, capital no longer contents itself with simply appropriating the living bodies of plants and animals but purposefully designs their internal metabolism, and in that way it redesigns the countless living vectors that constitute the global biosphere. This biological revolution will ripple through the everyday lives of people everywhere. Erica and Amedeo will present Mutant Ecologies and Ariel Salleh and Stuart Newman will discuss the book and initiate the conversation.
(Sábado) 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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