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Book Launch: 'Art Against Empire: Toward An Aesthetics of Degrowth'

Friday, 20 October 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Room 356, Arts West Building, University of Melbourne



You are invited to the launch of Dr Samuel Alexander’s new book, Art Against Empire: Toward an Aesthetics of Degrowth. In this book, degrowth scholar Dr Alexander has curated over 170 ‘culture jamming’ works of art that challenge consumerism, the growth economy, and postmodern relationships to technology, while also provoking thought about different, ecologically viable modes of living and being. The book opens with a stimulating essay on the role of art and aesthetic interventions in driving social, environmental, and political change, and Dr Alexander will briefly discuss these ideas at the launch in relation to the emerging ‘degrowth’ movement.

The book will be launched by Matt Wicking, from the band The General Assembly, and Matt will also perform a song to open and close the proceedings. You will want to experience these performances by one of Melbourne’s finest and most poetic musicians.

Come join us to celebrate this stimulating new book, see some provocative art, listen to some live music, and mingle with the crowd with a drink from The Good Brew Company. RSVPs essential.

Sponsored by the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, the launch will be held at the University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, on 20 October 2017, from 5.30 – 7pm.

Drinks and nibbles provided.