The Art of Protest – A seminar on March 2nd 2011

The Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of East London, presents: The Art of Protest, a seminar to mark the launch of Fight Back! A reader on the winter protests


Dan Hancox

Pow! in Parliament Square: Riot music and the kettled generation

Dan Hancox is a freelance journalist writing on music and politics for The Guardian, New Statesman and others, and the editor of Fight Back! A reader on the winter of protest

Jesse Darling

[Protest] Signs and the Signified: handmade propaganda in the age of the branded demographic.

Jesse Darling is a journeyman auto-ethnographer and artist of many media working in /dasein/ by design and the performance of everyday life. JD lives on the fringes of London and wherever.

Adam Harper

The Art and Reality of Protest

Adam Harper blogs on aesthetics and criticism in music, art and life at Rouge’s Foam. He has written for The Guardian and Wire magazine and is the author of Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-making, forthcoming for Zer0 books.


Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman is author of Sonic Warfare: sound, affect & the ecology of fear, MIT Press, 2010. He also runs the record label Hyperdub, and DJs/produces under the name Kode9.

Andrew Blake

Andrew Blake is currently Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of East London, and a saxophonist and composer. His books on music include The Land without Music: Music,Culture and Society in Twentieth Century Britain (1997), the edited collection Living through Pop (1999), and most recently Popular Music:the Age of Multimedia (2007). He contributed to the Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Music and the Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music. He is also the author of books on sport, consumer culture, and fiction,including The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter, which has been translated into six languages.

Chair: Jeremy GIlbert

author of Anticapitalism and Culture (Berg 2008)

Location: UEL Docklands Campus

Transport: Cyprus DLR station is located right next to the campus (just follow signs out of the station)

Room  EB.1.07

(First Floor, East Building, which is to the left on entering the main square from Cyprus station

Upon entering the building from the main square, take the first staircase on the right, to the first floor, and follow signs to Eb.1.07)

All Welcome – no booking required

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