Sociology Seminar - Dr Jacopo Galimberti, 23rd May 2-3pm ALB
|Starts:||14:00 23 May 2018|
|Ends:||15:00 23 May 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
You are warmly invited to the final Sociology seminar of this academic year which will be given by Dr Jacopo Galimberti, Sociology, SoSS.
The seminar will take place on Wednesday, 23rd May, 2-3pm, in G.019 Arthur Lewis Building.
Jacopo's talk is entitled: 'From the City to the Poster. The Visual World of Two Social Movements'
From Empire to Federici’s Caliban and the Witch and Mezzadra’s and Neilson’s Border as Method, the past fifteen years have seen a surge of interest in books the theoretical frameworks of which are rooted in operaismo (also known as “workerism”) and autonomia. My paper will present my research on these two social movements that emerged in 1960’s and 1970’s Italy but became a transnational phenomenon. Despite the expanding literature on the subject, little has been written about the visual material, from urban plans to graphic design, that was produced by the artists who participated in these movements, and tried to translate their political tenets into artefacts. Apart from providing insights into the work of these activists/artists, my research aspires to raise more general questions. Does the study of images improve our knowledge of social movements?
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Arthur Lewis Building