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Resist: Festival of Ideas and Actions


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About Resist

LSE Sociology  is hosting a campus-wide 3-day festival from 28-30 September entitled ‘Resist: Festival of Ideas and Actions’. The aim of the festival is to draw students and the wider public 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. This major public engagement event will use various LSE spaces in creative ways to turn the university inside out, featuring events including public discussions, film screenings, workshops, debates and art exhibitions, each curated by LSE academic faculty members and students in collaboration with outside partners.

After kicking off with our launch event featuring Vivienne Westwood in conversation on power and money (see below), the festival features daily ‘soapbox’ debates, a gig night with bands and DJs, multiple film screenings, two theatre productions, art exhibitions, workshops on the future of money and much more.

For more information on the festival see www.facebook.com/LSEresist
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Launch event

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

Resist logo_black_V2LSE Resist Festival public lecture

Date: Monday 26 September 2016
Time: 7.30-9pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker:  Vivienne Westwood
Chair: 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 Professor and Head of Department in the Sociology Department at the LSE.  

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested. More information: event webpage.

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