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IMAGINING EDILIA: A PUBLIC READING BY ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL WORKERS

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IMAGINING EDILIA
A PUBLIC READING BY ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL WORKERS:

DAVID HARVEY, AN MFA CANDIDATE, A GROUP OF STUDENTS FROM THE NEW SCHOOL SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES, SOME FACULTY, A STAFF MEMBER, AND A DEAN

WHEN: Thursday April 12, 2012
7 – 10pm

WHERE: #6 East 16th Street
12th floor – DT Open Lab

In the appendix of his book Spaces of Hope (2000), David Harvey outlines a Utopian dream in great detail. The dreamscape of this vision called Edilia appeared to him while he was dozing off to Margaret Thatcher on the telly.
As she repeated the phrase “there is no alternative!” over and over, Harvey’s unconscious took up her challenge:

The year is 2020. Society activates a radical restructuring. It begins with a violent end to Capitalism…

Come listen to Harvey’s dream collectively read and critiqued.
Participate. Ask questions. Converse with a stranger.
Imagine something new, together.

a project of:
THE NEW DIVISION: EMPATHIC DEPARTMENT FOR SOUND AND ARCHITECTURE

co-sponsored by:
Parsons AMT Fine Art
and The New School Global Studies Department

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