Red Wedge is excited to be one of the organizing groups of “The Great Transition: Preparing a World Beyond Capitalism,” to be held from May 17th through the 20th at the Science Campus of Université du Québec in Montréal, Québec. Combining the North American iteration of Historical Materialism and the Summer School of the Nouveaux cahiers du socialism, and featuring over 120 sessions and 300 speakers from 12 countries, the conference is going to be one of the most vibrant and diverse on the North American left this year. From the conference website:
This 4-day event aims to bring together a thousand participants to discuss critiques of capitalism, strategies for overcoming it, and models of alternative economic organization. In other words, it is about thinking of the great transition out of capitalism, for a social and economic alternative that would be ecological, feminist, egalitarian and democratic.
Our fifth issue, “Bad Dreams,” is being launched at the conference. To that end we will, of course, have a table overflowing with the new issue and other literature. We will also be presenting three panels over the course of Saturday the 19th:
- “Counterculture and Social Reproduction,” featuring Jordy Cummings, Kate Doyle Griffiths, Tobin LeBlanc Haley, and Crystal Stella Becerril
- “Cognitive Mapping, Affect and the Aesthetic Experience,” with Adam Turl, Agatha A. Slupek. and Jordy Cummings
- “The Purpose of Art and Culture: Exploring the Popular Avant-Garde,” featuring Alexander Billet, Holly Lewis, and Neil Davidson
What’s more, we are assembling – and will be presenting our panels in – a room dedicated to showcasing radical art from Olivia Mansfield, Marissa Angel, Adam Turl, Craig Ross, Nathan Nun, Amy Madden and many others.
Apart from the contribution of Red Wedge, the conference will feature papers from David McNally, Sue Ferguson, Bhaskar Sunkara of Jacobin, Jane McAlevey, Erik Olin Wright and many others. Overall, this looks to be a unique opportunity to explore and strengthen the revolutionary imagination. We absolutely encourage you to register. For more information go to the website, and check out the conference Facebook page.
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