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 work […]Read more "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, […]Read more "The Politics of Care: Rethinking Collective Being in the Wake of COVID-19"
I’m teaching a new Adult Ed course. Register here. The course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of risk. It will examine the topic from a variety of different philosophical perspectives that will in turn operate as a way into understanding broader philosophical areas and questions. In this regard over twelve weeks, we […]Read more "Philosophy of Risk Course, Online, Mary Ward 28th September-14th December, Mondays 1-3pm"
Platforms, available here, from the excellent Morbid Books.Read more "New Short Book Out"
The Art of the Incel for the Spectator, 13th June 2020Read more "Review of TFW NO GF"
Within a few minutes the next attack will begin. Now that I am surrounded for the first time by all the members of my family it seems only fitting that a complete record should be made of this unique event. As I lie here – barely able to breathe, my mouth filled with blood and […]Read more "THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT – J G Ballard"
For ‘Helping Yourself 2020’, by Caribic Care.Read more "New Short Piece"
[This text was written the night of 11th December 2019] Mood in advance of tomorrow – judgement in Alfie’s case expected, general election, forecast rain – dystopian, fatalistic, thinking about Edmund Burke, Margaret Thatcher, the English countryside I grew up in, the conservatism of the country, its separations and splits, its fractures and perennial class […]Read more "Election 2019 Eve"
[Text from April 2007] We have now not only travelled through the land of pure understanding, and carefully inspected each part of it, but we have also surveyed it, and determined the place for each thing in it. This land, however, is an island, and enclosed in unalterable boundaries by nature itself. It is the […]Read more "Transcendental Horror: Kant avec Lovecraft"
[Note: this is the Dissertation I wrote for my Birkbeck LLB, which concluded in 2016. It touches on matters of the definition of, and political and policing implications of the term ‘public’ as it appears in Public Order law in England & Wales. In the background are the experiences I personally had campaigning with Defend […]Read more "Who is the Public of ‘Public Order’? Sovereignty, Citizenship and the Commons"