On April 21 and 22, 2016 the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, Italy hosted the 4th seminar in the Social Movements & Media Technologies series organized by the Centre for Global Media and Democracy (CGMD) at Goldsmiths University of London and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS), Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence. I had the great privilege of being an invited participant for this engaging seminar organized around the theme “The Missing Actor: The Meaning of Political Cultures for Media/Movements Interactions” – check out the list of presenters and abstracts as well as the past and future work of the series.
The good folks at Cinema Politica headquarters have featured the Radical Imagination Project and our long-running documentary film series in the most recent iteration of their newsletter. Check out our spotlight!
Take a look at a new article by me and Radical Imagination Project co-director Max Haiven about the possibilities, pitfalls, and promises of solidarity research with social movements and academic activism. Published in Social Justice Studies, this article is open-access and part of a great double issue about academic activism.
The Radical Imagination Project is facilitating the programming for the 11th annual Tatamagouche Free School. We’re thrilled to be doing this and look forward to the Free School running from August 27-30, 2015. Join us if you’re around the North Shore of Nova Scotia at the end of August! Propose a workshop here.
Full audio of a feature-length interview I did with C.S. Soong of Against the Grain Radio on KPFA. We talked about capitalism, the myth of the middle class, the radical imagination, and building movements against and beyond the status quo. It was a real pleasure to talk with C.S. and to be a part of such an important, grassroots, social justice program.
I’m pleased to announce that The Movement of Movements: Struggles for Other Worlds (Part 1) edited by Jai Sen and Peter Waterman is now out in ebook! I was so honoured to be asked to contribute a chapter to this amazing volume that also includes the work of Taiaiake Alfred, Andrea Smith, Xochitl Leyva Solano, David McNally, Guillermo Delgado-P, David Featherstone, Peter Waterman, and many more.
In September 2014 I was invited down to Boston, MA by the good folks at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts to talk about the radical imagination, engaged research, and resistance in time of austerity. Listen to the audio recording of “Social Resistance in Times of Austerity,” a panel discussion featuring me and Kostis Kornetis and recorded at Boston University by WBUR.