Prefiguration in Contemporary Activism: A CTIS/CIDRAL Workshop

Prefiguration, or ‘prefigurative politics’, involves experimenting with ways of enacting the principles being advocated by an activist group in the here and now, rather than at some future point when the conditions for the ‘ideal society’ have already been created, thus collapsing the traditional distinction between means and ends.

This workshop, to be held on 4 Dec at the University of Manchester, featuring keynote speaker Marianne Maeckelbergh (Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, Netherlands), will explore organisational and structural practices that prefigure activist principles and actualise them in the present. It will also extend the definition of prefiguration to encompass experimentation in textual, visual and aesthetic practices.

For registration and further details, please visit the event website.

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