Rubbish – A Series of Events at Birkbeck College, University of London

“A philosophy that does not include the possibility of soothsaying from coffee grounds and cannot explicate it cannot be a true philosophy.” Walter Benjamin

Organised collectively by postgraduate students from Birkbeck, the London Consortium, Goldsmiths and Oxford for July 2011.  Free and open to all.

On Spaces and Value: seminar organised by the Space Reading Group, led by Lisa Mullen. Wednesday 27th July, 6-730pm, Birkbeck, room 112, 43 Gordon Square, London.

Film double-bill: Trash Humpers (Harmony Korine, 2009)/The Gleaners and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse) (Agnes Varda, 2000) – introduced by Holly Pester/Natalie Joelle and Will Viney.  Friday 29th July, 6-9pm, Birkbeck, B20, Malet Street/Torrington Square, Main Building, London.

Rubbish Symposium: Saturday 30th July, 9am-5pm, Birkbeck, B20, Malet Street/Torrington Square, Main Building, London.

Keynote – Professor Steven Connor

Speakers –

Henderson Downing (Birkbeck)

Natalie Joelle (Birkbeck)

Lisa Mullen (Birkbeck)

Terri Mullholland (Oxford)

Daniel Rourke (Goldmsiths)

Rosemary Shirley (Sussex)

Jon Tee (Birkbeck)

Tony Venezia (Birkbeck)

Will Viney (London Consortium)

James Wilkes (London Consortium)

Chairs: Dr. Brian Dillon (Kent); Zara Dinnen (Birkbeck); Matt Wraith (London Consortium)

More tbc.

A map of Birkbeck’s buildings can be found here.