The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16 :: Nic Clear :: to be confirmed…

  • Thursday 29th October 2015, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]


It seems easier for us today to imagine the thoroughgoing deterioration of the earth and of nature than the breakdown of late capitalism.

– Frederic Jameson

The dominance of neoliberalism makes the possibility of alternative ways of organising society seem remote, however it needs to be remembered that – far from being historically enshrined inevitabilities – they are comparatively recent ideological inventions. The myths of the infallibility and inevitability of late capitalism are its greatest conceit. With reference to a wide variety of sources, this lecture will map out the cultural context of late capitalism and identify tactics and strategies of resistance, playfully suggesting that the future is far from certain, and that this is probably for the better.

Nic Clear is the Head of Department of Architecture and Landscape at the University of Greenwich where he teaches Unit 15, a postgraduate architecture unit that uses film and animation to generate, develop and represent architectural projects.

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