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CETAPS+ Cultures of the Future Talks Today we begin the Arpil series of talks …

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Today we begin the Arpil series of talks …

CETAPS+ Cultures of the Future Talks

Today we begin the Arpil series of talks in partnership with Zero Books!

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For the first session of this series, we welcome Jon Greenaway in a lecture entitled “Why Bloch Now? Dreams of a Better Life in an Age of Catastrophe”

We live in an age of catastrophe, and the utopian project is left as either a naive dream at best or a wilful ignoring of the facts in front of us. The stakes for the audacious gamble of “socialism or barbarism” have never been higher and so it is incumbent upon us to find ways of thinking the possibilities of a better future. For this, we have no better resource than the colossal archive of work from the German philosopher and militant Ernst Bloch. This talk, an introduction to Bloch’s work, context, and overall philosophical project aims to make the case that even here and now, in the midst of ever more despair, what Bloch termed “the warm stream of Marxism” offers resources for an agential and politically meaningful philosophy of hope.

Hosted by Manuel Sousa Oliveira (University of Porto/CETAPS)

Zer0 Utopia is a book series published by Zero Books, an imprint of Collective Ink: www.collectiveinkbooks.com/zer0-books/. Utopia has a bad reputation, suggesting a politics of wild impracticality or vast mechanisms of repressions springing to life to crush dissent. How do we steer between these two extremes and still keep our eyes on the prospect of a radically better world? Which historical and contemporary projects should guide us, which thinkers can enlarge us, which artists inspire us? Zer0’s Utopia series aims to uncover the Utopian in all its dimensions.

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