Understanding Communal Luxury & Radical Practice | Carl Lavery

August 25, 2016 2:10 pm

Market Gallery presents the first of this years Night School events: ‘Understanding Communal Luxury & Radical Practice’ – a talk by Prof. Carl Lavery on Friday 9th September 7-9pm.

This talk aims to contextualise and explain what is at stake in the idea of communal luxury, a concept that the historian Kristin Ross investigates in her latest book Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (2015). Time will be spent unpacking the relevance of the Paris Commune for a world beset with a double economic and ecological crisis, and for thinking about what a properly radical practice might consist of.

The event has been organised in light of recent Bookmark: Reading Platform discussions that have also focused on Kristen Ross’ book.

Suggested Reading – ‘The Radical as Figure’ essay by Carl Lavery:

This event is free to attend and will be held in the gallery space. There will also be drinks and an open discussion format – all welcome!

Carl Lavery is Professor of Theatre and Performance at Glasgow University: