The lack of critique in public life is as detrimental to the wellbeing of our national institutions as the priority now given to market values, and clearly the two things are related as the phone hacking scandal singularly demonstrates. The scandal also demonstrates that we are all in this together… we have reached a tipping point and now have the opportunity to reset a British public realm 2.0 in which complexity, plurality and critique are central to national life and in which the value of public service and a commitment to the pursuit of enlightenment, development and the truth are the bedrock of publicly funded institutions. We must also have a commitment to the absolute necessity of an autonomous press and independent universities.
The Ends of Capital Punishment: Derrida and the Death Penalty Featuring: Geoffrey Bennington (Emory University), Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California), Michael Naas (De Paul University) University of Sussex, A103, Tuesday 12 July, 3-5pm. Free event. All welcome.
A discussion on the atomic sublime in photography, held at the Daniel Blau Gallery, April 2011. Featuring Simon Morgan Wortham and Hager Weslati of LGS. To view (password: blau) click here