We are honoured to be part of ‘Thinking the Future for Radical Social Change: Dialogues on Theory and Practice’ this Thursday (6pm, 27th June), a symposium featuring an impressive lineup of speakers including Professors Peggy Phelan (Performance Studies, Stanford University) and Isabell Lorey (Queer Studies, KHM/EIPCP); Clare Bailey (Green Party Northern Ireland); Emma Campbell (Alliance for Choice); Clare Gormley (The MAC); and Sipho Sibanda (Housing 4 All NI and Refugees Welcome NI), organised by the interdisciplinary ‘Time/Temporality/Futurity’ Reading Group at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with The MAC.
In the present political moment questions about the present, the future and their link to radical social change are pressing worldwide. What will the future look like? How can we navigate to a better future in troubling presents? What are the possibilities for radical social change in the present? What possibilities does collective action for radical social change hold for the present and future? This event brings together politicians, grassroots political activists, artists, and academics to explore these questions. More information can be found here: https://themaclive.com/event/thinking-the-future-for-radical-social-change-dialogues-on-theory-and-pract
Image: ‘The Classroom’ by artist Arcmanoro Niles, which will be part of the exhibition On Refusal: Representation & Resistance in Contemporary American Art later this year in The MAC