Matteo Pasquinelli on Wed, 26 Mar 2008 21:05:20 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Financialization and Crisis Seminar. 28 March, Queen Mary University London


 The Art of Rent #2
 A series of open seminars


 Friday 28 march 2008, from 4pm to 7pm.
 Room 4.08 Francis Bancroft building.
 Queen Mary University.
 Mile end, London.

        - Christian Marazzi (University of Southern Switzerland)

        - Randy Martin (New York University)

        - Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS London)

 Contact: artofrent {at}


As part of an ongoing collective project, the organisers of this
seminar series seek to promote a discussion on the rise of rent as
a form of capitalist appropriation and the way that new levels of
association in the arts and culture, in information and communication,
in public taste and ambience have made this rise possible, and from
the perspective of private accumulation, necessary. To this end, the
seminar brings together various perspectives on the Art of Rent taking
in analysis of cognitive capitalism, of the financialisation of the
quotidian and the bodily, of gentrification and the metroversity, of
new international division of labour and of governance. The seminar
will conclude with a special two-day event in September on the
cultural industries.

Behind this series is the sense that the Art of Rent is a reaction to
a new collective power among bodies assembled to labour and a
capacity for ensemble in the social individual, all provoked by the
migrations of work into culture, language, and affect and the work
of migrations into these registers of life. For those who work in the
university, in the arts, and in politics long seeking to subvert the
relationship between innovation and wage, the rise of the relationship
between innovation and rent calls not for subversion but sabotage of
the creative process.

Seminars will feature presentation from the speakers followed by
structured discussion and questions and answers. All the seminars
are free and all are welcome.

Matteo Pasquinelli

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