Matteo Pasquinelli on Wed, 21 May 2008 19:54:20 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> The new international division of labour (The art of rent - seminar #3)


the art of rent #3:

Thursday 15 May
5pm to 7pm

JANE WILLS (Queen Mary University)
XIANG BIAO (University of Oxford)
SANDRO MEZZADRA (University of Bologna)

room 4.08
Francis Bancroft Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End


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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