The Rotten Financial System (Rot $) is the Enemy. We are the Opposition, Part 1

Hosted by LSE Resist Festival

Hong Kong Theatre,


Vivienne Westwood


Professor Nigel Dodd

Drawing on her experience as a fashion designer and activist, Vivienne Westwood discusses how we can resist propaganda through critical thinking, the collaboration of intellectuals and activists, and the arts. 

Vivienne Westwood (@FollowWestwood) is a renowned fashion designer and activist. She has always used her collection and catwalk shows as a platform to campaign for positive activism with regards to human rights and the effects of climate change and overconsumption. 

Nigel Dodd (@nigelbdodd) is a Professor and Head of Department in the Sociology Department at the LSE. 

The Department of Sociology at LSE (@LSEsociology) was established in 1904 and remains committed to top quality teaching and leading research and scholarship today. 

This is the launch event for Resist: Festival of Ideas and Actions.Resist is a campus-wide 3-day festival taking place at LSE from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 September 2016 hosted by theDepartment of Sociology at LSE. Through a vibrant array of events including public discussions, film screenings, workshops, soapbox debates and art exhibitions, the festival aims to draw a wide audience into the distinct ways in which the theme of resistance has been interpreted and understood within academic research, the arts, grassroots activism campaigns, student debate and mainstream politics. For more information on the festival visit Resist: Festival of Ideas and Actionsthe facebook page and follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #LSEresist.

This project is supported by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

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