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Protest conference at the ICA

The ICA | 01.11.2001 11:20

10 and 11 November sees a weekend-long event to explore the practice of protest in the UK and across the world.

A weekend-long event at the ICA: How to be an Obstacle?
(Direct action, street politics and antiglobalisation)

A major weekend conference exploring the limits and opportunities offered by direct action.

While ballot box politics is reported to be in decline, at least in the West, the politics of popular protest is taking off: from
colourful spectacles to direct, and sometimes violent, confrontation with a variety of political targets.

The conference will focus on new social movements (including the
antiglobalisation movement), actions on the internet, and individual actions, as well as looking at the ambivalent response of the traditional 'left' to these emerging forms of political activity. We will also be asking whether there are acceptable and unacceptable expressions of direct action and what might be the future of the movement in the light of the
events of September 11th. Running alongside the conference there will be film screenings, a workshop, and an exhibition of photographs.

Speakers will include Antonio Negri (specially commissioned video), Ricardo Dominguez, from the Electronic Disturbance Theatre; George McKay, author of DIY Culture; Bruce Kent, former vice-president of CND; Paul O'Connor, founder of Undercurrents; Hilary Wainwright, editor of Red Pepper; Stan Vincent; Head of Actions, Greenpeace; John Jordan, artist and antiglobalisation activist; and Gibby Zobel, founder of Schnews and news editor, The Big Issue.

* Tickets and information: 0207 930 3647
£9/£8/£7 individual days; £13/£12/£11 whole weekend



Display the following 3 comments

  1. A bit too expensive, don't you think? — £ICA
  2. ideal for protest — out to wind up
  3. ouch! — icanoway