Slavoj Žižek hosts a conference at Cooper Union in New York, to discuss the continued relevance of the communist idea.
“The long night of the Left is coming to a close” wrote Slavoj Žižek and Costas Douzinas in their introduction to The Idea of Communism. The continuing economic crisis, the shift away from a unipolar world defined by American hegemony, and the ecological crisis mean that growing numbers of people are keen to explore an alternative, and to rediscover the idea of communism. With the advent of the Arab Revolts, millions have sought new ways to overcome corruption and dictatorship—and they've now been joined by the wave of occupations in the US, challenging runaway inequality and the power of corporations and the super-rich.
Friday, Oct 14, 6–9pm EDT: Slavoj Žižek, Frank Ruda, and Alain Badiou read by Bruno Bosteels.
Saturday, Oct 15, 10am–1pm EDT: Bruno Bosteels and Susan Buck-Morss.
Saturday, Oct 15, 3–7pm EDT: Adrian Johnston and Etienne Balibar.
Sunday, Oct 16, 10am–1pm EDT: Jodi Dean and Slavoj Žižek.