[This piece accompanies an earlier text, ‘The Politics of Care: Rethinking Collective Being in the Wake of COVID-19’. Both texts were written for my friends at the Workers’ University/Front Slobode in Tuzla, Bosnia, funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Society] All photographs are mine, taken during the last 18 months
Some recent audio/visual output…and future plans. A talk a gave for the Royal Musical Association’s Music & Philosophy Working Group entitled Music as Philosophy can be seen here A podcast I did for Contain on the work of angelicism01 with Buum, Janie, Paul (from bible), Pool Boy, Eris Fendo is here (it’s one of theContinue reading “Everything that is Happening”
One on Angels and one on Ivan Illich. Q & A for the latter taking place 4pm UK time Thursday 5th August (register here). Please contact me if you are interested in private tuition/supervision, or if you would like to commission me to write/speak.
I’m teaching an 8-week course on the work of Ivan Illich, covering all of his major works on tools, schools, medicine, gender, literacy and other important topics. You can find out about the course here. I did a video with Justin Murphy, convenor of the course here.
I have a new book coming out in January 2022 with Penguin called What Do Men Want? which examines the discussion about (and by) men in recent years. It’s an attempt, among other things, to understand both male resentment and female anger `(and vice versa). I’ve set up a Substack, which reminds me of someContinue reading “New Work”
Photograph taken in Burgess Park, Summer 2020 Weak mortals, chained to the earth, creatures of clay as frail as the foliage of the woods, you unfortunate race, whose life is but darkness, as unreal as a shadow, the illusion of a dream, hearken to us, who are immortal beings, ethereal, ever young and occupied withContinue reading “Reflections on 2020”
Yesterday I took part in a ResPublica discussion with Nimco Ali, Mary Harrington and Kathleen Stock, chaired by Louise Perry. It was a real honour to speak alongside these great women, and the questions were excellent.
You can find my recent writing on art, culture, politics and philosophy at The Telegraph, The Spectator and ArtReview. I have recently given a four-part lecture series for The Stoa on love, sex, marriage and the future of the relationship between men and women (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). There are aContinue reading “On-going Writing/Talking”
Note: This was the text written on request to accompany Mercy Pictures’ show ‘People of Colour’, Auckland, October 16th – November 7th, 2020. I had no role in the conception or production of the show, but I fully support the artists of Mercy Pictures, and defend the right of all artists everywhere to make workContinue reading “Piece on Flags for Mercy Pictures”
September 2020 Text originally written for Workers’ University / Front Slobode Tuzla, Bosnia, funded by Rosa Luxemburg Society [All photographs taken by Nina Power in lockdown in Madrid & London between March-September 2020] Introduction: The Social Framework In the light of the global pandemic of 2020 and the various governmental and collective responses to it,Continue reading “The Politics of Care: Rethinking Collective Being in the Wake of COVID-19”