Max Haiven and I were interviewed by Natalie Kivell for her show RadioActive on WVUM. We talked about the radical imagination, moving beyond reaction to create change, movement-building, and finding hope in dark times. Check out the interview here.
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.
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.
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.
Panel I: Building Radical Community
Chris Dixon: “For the Long Haul: Care, Intention, and Steadiness in Radical Organizing”
El Jones: “Making Revolution Irresistible: Is Art Radical?”
Sherry Pictou: “Indigenous Struggles over Natural Resources and Alliance Building”
Triple Book Launch
Chris Dixon’s Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements
Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish’s The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity
El Jones’ Live from the Afrikan Resistance!
Panel II: Radicalism Beyond Privilege
Alexis Shotwell: “‘Interdependence Means Fight’: Queer Disability Lessons on how to Live in Unbearable Times”
Andrea Smith: “Igniting a Radical Mothering Movement”
Ardath Whynacht: “Against Autonomy: Thoughts on Mad Pride, Youth-led Movements and Activist Neoliberalism”
Lunch & Activist Information Exchange
Panel III: Learning from Struggle
John Munro: “Imagining a World without Empire: Some Lessons from the Twentieth Century”
Isaac Saney: “Lessons from Cuba: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality & Revolution”
Check out these three excepts from Max Haiven’s and my new book The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity: