Doreen Massey on the Kilburn Manifesto

Taking Soundings in Leeds is delighted to host Professor Doreen Massey on Wednesday 19th June 2013. She will be speaking about the chapter she has co-written with Stuart Hall and Michael Rustin in a new e-book, published for Soundings journal by Lawrence and Wishart. Doreen says: “Although the neoliberal economic settlement is unravelling, its political underpinning remains largely unchallenged. Our manifesto calls into question the neoliberal order itself, and argues that we need radical alternatives to its foundational assumptions”.

Professor Massey is a leading social scientist. She is an Emeritus Professor of Geography at the Open University. She has written on globalisation, the City, and Latin American politics and culture, including Venezuela.

This important event is on Wednesday, 19th June 2013 at 6 pm, in AG02, Broadcasting Place (Opposite the Fenton Pub), Leeds Met University, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds 2. It is open to all, and it’s free, but a collection will be taken.

This map, which is ridiculously small on screen but prints off OK, shows where Broadcasting Place is located (marked as No. 1 on this map).

For a short introduction to the Manifesto:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/24/kilburn-manifesto-challenge-neoliberal-victory

For the Framing Statement:

http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/soundings/pdfs/s53hallmasseyrustin.pdf

2 thoughts on “Doreen Massey on the Kilburn Manifesto

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    Ben McCall

    June 19, 2013 at 9:11am

    Really looking forward to hearing Doreen tonight, not seen her before.

    Kilburn Manifesto looks like developing into a great contribution to current thought – the challenge will be to connect it to action. Looking forward also to forthcoming contributions from Bea Campbell and others – who will also hopefully be invited up to Leeds?

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    Dan Clayton

    June 22, 2013 at 8:27pm

    Action without a clear idea of what you want seems pretty pointless, so I’m glad of this opportunity to clarify our goals as a society.

    However I’m a bit worried about Doreen’s 5 point critique of growth. I’m not an environmentalist (I rejected this ideology of doom a number of years ago) and I’m more interested in seeing greater prosperity for all.

    I dont see any natural constraints to a future in which most of the work can be done by machines. With 3D printing and robotics we’re getting there as it is. So why the negativity towards growth, in which productivity and innovation are surely of the essence? Why counterpose greater equality to growth? Can’t we have both?

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