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Chomsky vs Foucault

January 26, 2008


In 1971, Chomsky and Foucault debated human nature on Dutch TV – these are the youtube videos of the debate.

Arts and criminal justice

January 20, 2008


I’m on a steering group which is framing the development of a code of practice for artists working in criminal justice settings.  There is a blog documenting the process here.  The initiative has been started by the Anne Peaker Centre, a charity who provide advocacy and support for artists and arts organisations working in this field.

180 degree community

January 16, 2008


Tomorrow I’m giving an undergraduate lecture on the regeneration of seaside towns.  Despite not liking the sea (irrational fear of sharks), I often find myself drawn back to this topic.  I spent some time working in seaside towns in Kent, mainly, with unaccompanied minor refugees between 2000 and 2003, which gave me an insight into the […]

A Bourdieu debate…

January 8, 2008


There are a fascinating couple of posts over on the Volumizer blog about Bourdieu’s conception of capital.  Both the posts are highly critical – the first on capital generally as a concept in Bourdieu’s work and the second on cultural capital as a particular concept.  Whilst the writing is clearly concerned with the effect of […]

Call for papers

January 4, 2008


CFP: Olympic Legacy: People, Place, Enterprise 1st Annual Colloquium 8th & 9th May 2008 University of Greenwich, London, UK.  Submissions are invited for the 1st annual colloquium on the legacy of the 2012 Olympics, to be held at the University of Greenwich on 8th & 9th May 2008.   Please submit proposals for presentations of around […]

2007 (a bit late)

January 4, 2008


In the spirit of the season, I offer up a list of my favourite bits and pieces of 2007.  I haven’t followed a particular template, and my memory of things I found later in the year is much better than of those I enjoyed last Spring.  On top of that, some of these things aren’t […]