Situationist Aesthetics: The SI, Now

Friday 8th June

**Unless otherwise noted, all panels in Fulton 104**

9.45 onwards          Registration and Introduction

10.30 – 11.30          Panel One: Debord’s Strategies

Tom Bunyard, ‘Gambling on the Flow of Time: Temporality and Praxis’

Stevphen Shukaitis, ‘Theories Made to Die on the Field of Battle: Guy Debord and the Situationist International as Strategic Thinkers’

11.30 – 11.45          Coffee Break

11.45 – 1.15          Panel Two: The SI In and Out of its Historical Context

Richard Gilman-Opalsky, ‘Liberating Guy Debord’s Philosophy of Praxis from the Paleontology, Biography, and Fossilization of the Situationist International’ 

Jen Kennedy, ‘Charming Monsters: The Spectacle of Femininity in Postwar France’ 

Jessica Elaine Reilly, ‘Beyond the Spectacle, Back to Debord: The Politics and Poetics of an Art Without Works’ 

1.15 – 2.30          Lunch

2.30 – 4.00          Panel Three (in parallel with Four): The SI in Britain

Sam Cooper, ‘The Peculiar Romanticism of the English Situationists’

Gillian Tasker, ‘Alexander Trocchi’s Cain’s Book: A ‘Situationist Text’?’ 

Grant Tyler Peterson, ‘Tracing Trocchi’s Performance Aesthetics: The "Invisible Insurrection", sTigma and British Situationist Legacies

2.30 – 4.00          Panel Four (in parallel with Three): Psychogeography Today
                            This panel only: Fulton 101

Alexander Bridger, ‘Psychogeography, Anti-Methods and Urban Environments’

Tina Richardson, ‘My Name is Tina and I’m a Psychogeographer: Situating the Addictions and Abuses of Urban Walking Today’

Stuart Tait, ‘Paranoid Disorientation: The Wandering of Ivan Chtcheglov’

4.00 – 4.15          Coffee Break

4.15 – 5.45          Panel Five: Post-Situationist Currents

Seb Franklin, ‘Unrepresentability, Nonexistence, Noise: Aesthetics and Critique after Digitality'

Gavin Grindon, ‘Fantasies of Participation: Imagining New Forms of Labour in Art and Politics’

Benjamin Noys, ‘“Avant-Gardes have only one time”: The SI, Communisation, and Aesthetics’

6.00                      Ken Wark’s Keynote Address
                             Fulton A Lecture Theatre
                             'A (Pre) Situationist, (Post) Situationist Aesthetic'