The Kilburn Manifesto conference (21st Feb)

Soundings journal has published a series of articles on the current political conjuncture which it called The Kilburn Manifesto. This conference marks publication of the final chapter of the Manifesto.

Saturday 21 February 2014, 9.30-4pm

At the Human Rights Action Centre, London, EC2A 3EA

‘Although the neoliberal economic settlement is unravelling, its political underpinning remains largely unchallenged. The analyses in our manifesto call into question the foundational assumptions of the neoliberal order, and argue for radical alternatives that are capable of challenging the system as a whole.’

To celebrate the completion of After Neoliberalism? The Kilburn ManifestoSoundings  is organising a one-day conference to discuss and develop its themes.The day will combine plenary discussions with smaller breakout sessions to build on the themes of the Manifesto, and to debate ways forward. We welcome participants from all backgrounds, including academics, students, activists, journalists and commentators, or anyone interested in joining the conversation.

Following the conference, there will be a reception to launch the printed version of After Neoliberalism? The Kilburn Manifesto and to honour its co-editor, Stuart Hall.

Speakers include: Doreen Massey and Michael Rustin (editors of the Kilburn Manifesto and founding editors of Soundings), Beatrix Campbell (writer & campaigner), Jeremy Gilbert (UEL), Jo Littler (City University), Charlotte Millar (Finance Innovation Lab), Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters),  Marina Prentoulis (Syriza & UEA), Ewa Jasiewicz (union organiser & journalist), Mika Minio-Paluello (Platform), and Sirio Canos (Podemos & UCL).

Regular tickets – £30   Low income – £12

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Soundings is a journal of politics and culture, acting as a hinge between the world of academia and the wider political left.



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:

For the Framing Statement: