David Harvey: Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

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This talk is presented by the Masters in Research in Art Theory and Philosophy course at Central Saint Martins. One of today’s leading thinkers, we are very privileged to host this extremely rare lecture by Professor David Harvey.

In this lecture drawing on his new ‘Seventeen Contradictions and The End of Capitalism’ David Harvey will explore the way capital works, how systemic contradictions are socially and spatially constructed, and ask whether these contradictions and inequalities generate new political and cultural pathways beyond capitalism.

The lecture is open to students, staff and the public.

Book your place via our EventBrite page.

6-8pm, Tuesday, 25 June, 2013

Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design
1 Granary Square
King’s Cross, London
N1C 4AA

Over the last four decades David Harvey has illuminated a new geographical and cultural understanding of the way capitalism operates. Beyond his extraordinary scholarly contributions however perhaps what is equally remarkable is the public reach of his writing and teaching. David Harvey’s recent online lecture courses and interventions not only reassert the legacy of Marx’s theory, his work inspires something quite new – a spirit of autodidactism, organic learning and a sense that the public realm is a field of education and political optimism.

Prior to David’s talk Louis Moreno of University College London’s Urban Laboratory will consider some of the ways in which David’s body of work provides a fresh starting point for a creative and practical response to a new era of civil unrest and geo-political uncertainty. Following David’s talk there will be a Q&A chaired by Professor Jeremy Till, head of Central Saint Martins.

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