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December 2018

Memories of Lost Futures

08/12/2018 @ 8:00 pm
IKLECTIK , London, United Kingdom

Sound artists and composers Pascal Savy and Tomas Nordmark team up for ‘Memories of Lost Futures’, their new collaborative project presented at IKLECTIK for the first time, drawing on Mark Fisher's elaboration of hauntology.    

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Book Launch: The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space

12/12/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October Books, Southampton, United Kingdom

Book launch for Owen Hatherley's new book The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space in his home town of Southampton.

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January 2019

Tabula Rasa Regeneration

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
NAB 1.15, New Academic Building, LSE, Houghton Street,
London, WC2A 2AE

In this seminar chaired by David Madden, Alberto Duman, Dan Hancox, Malcolm James and Anna Minton—editors of Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss from East London—explore what it means when tabula rasa narratives for regeneration are applied to our cities, and how that relates to the jingoism and big capital of the Olympic Games. The seminar explores where such narratives are composed, what their particularities are, and what this tells us about the character of societies we live in. It also explores the role of public,

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February 2019

Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss from Newham

February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Stratford Library, 3 The Grove,
London, E15 1EL United Kingdom

Alberto Duman, Dan Hancox, Malcolm James and Anna Minton, the editors of Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss from East London(Repeater Books, 2018) will discuss their new book, which was born out of critical engagement with regeneration strategy in Newham. They'll speak about how places are turned into simple stories for packaged investment opportunities, how people living in those places relate to those stories, and how music and art can render those stories in many different ways. Please arrive ten

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March 2019

Dead Precedents: Roy Christopher at SXSW

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
SXSW festival Austin, TX United States + Google Map

Dead Precedents: How Hip-hop Defines the Future uses the concerns and conceits of cyberpunk literature to thoughtfully remap hip-hop’s spread from around the way to around the world. Its central argument is that the cultural practices of hip-hop culture are the blueprint to the 21st century, and that an understanding of its appropriation of language and technology is an understanding of the now. Emerging alongside cyberpunk in the 1980s, the hallmarks of hip-hop — allusion, self-reference, the use of new

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Chris O’Leary & Bob Stanley in conversation

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rough Trade East, Old Truman Brewery 91
London, E1 6QL United Kingdom

Join author Chris O’Leary and Bob Stanley to discuss the life, work, and legacy of David Bowie at the London launch of O’Leary’s new book: Ashes to Ashes. Ashes to Ashes As we pass the third anniversary of the death of one of the world’s most influential musicians, it’s time to take a closer look at his work — song by song. David Bowie’s restless creativity captured the imagination of generations. Blackstar, the album released two days before his death,

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Ashes to Ashes: Chris O’Leary & Owen Hatherley

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St
Manchester, M1 5BY United Kingdom

Join author Chris O’Leary and Owen Hatherley to discuss all things Bowie at the Manchester launch of O’Leary’s new book: Ashes to Ashes (Repeater Books).   Ashes to Ashes As we pass the third anniversary of the death of one of the world’s most influential musicians, it’s time to take a closer look at his work — song by song. David Bowie’s restless creativity captured the imagination of generations. Blackstar, the album released two days before his death, became fifth best-selling

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Dead Precedents: LAUNCH PARTY

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, 60622 United States
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Join us to celebrate the launch of Roy Christopher's Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future. Praise for Dead Precedents: “It’s exciting to be quoted so close to the beginning of a book with so much energy and passion in it… a lively screed.” — Samuel R. Delany, author of Dhalgren “Hip-hop has been around for well over forty years now, and in many ways, it has been absorbed into mainstream culture. Roy Christopher argues, however, that its radical practices still

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Dead Precedents: Roy Christopher and Ytasha Womack in conversation

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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“An intellectual hornet’s nest, buzzing with ideas. The canon of hip-hop crit welcomes a bold new entry, calculated to blow the doors off the usual moribund academic fare. Theory finds its own uses for things.”—Mark Dery, author of I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts Roy Christopher discusses Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. About the book: In Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future Roy Christopher traces the story of how hip-hop

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Mark Fisher and K-Punk: Pop, Publishing and Politics

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DT
£8

On Thursday, March 21, join Darren Ambrose, Andy Beckett, Tariq Goddard, and Lynsey Hanley at Foyles to discuss and celebrate the work of Mark Fisher. When we lost Mark Fisher in 2017, we lost one of our most exciting and vital critics of contemporary politics and culture. Providing lucid and excoriating critiques on subjects ranging from Dido to Drake; The Fall to James Blake; Breaking Bad to Benefits Street, he was moved by the emancipatory potentialities of popular culture. In

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