11th Oct 2011 6:30pm
Dangerous Ideas challenges engaged intellectuals to think though the extraordinary changes of the past decade. It is an opportunity to explore what engaged critique means for a newly politicised student community, and for a society experiencing seismic shifts in light of the financial and military crises of the past decade. The series culminates with a one day conference in June of 2012. Speakers at these lectures are all well known participants and commentators on the role and place of critique in contemporary society. All lectures are followed by 45 minutes of discussion.
In this first session Daniel Steuer and Birgit Hofstaetter from the University of Brighton open the series with a discussion of the current state of play and new directions in critical theory.