Imagine the world anew, together.
Thursday 13 May 2021, 8pm Athens time (UTC +03), streaming at mέta’s YouTube
Through a sequence of intensifying crises, capitalism has already morphed into a dystopian postmodern, hi-tech version of feudalism. Postcapitalism is, thus, already here.
Through art and research, argument and poetry, mέta, the Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation, works to break with a dystopic present to imagine the world anew – to grasp our present historical moment so as to help radical progressive movements find a path from the emergent dismal postcapitalism to one worth fighting, and living, for.
The Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation (mέta) introduces itself to the public and the media, presenting its aims, its activities and its people from Greece and abroad, in a hybrid event with artistic performances, which will be live-streamed on Thursday 13 May at 8pm Athens time (UTC +3). The launching event, produced by mέta’s team and directed by Vassilis Koundouris and Violet Louise of Studio19st, as well as the performances directed by Dimitris Zografakis and the introductory animation by Yokanima (Yorgos Karagiorgos), will be live-streamed at mέta’s YouTube channel (bit.ly/metacpcvideos) and at facebook.com/meta.cpc.
mέta’s Advisory Board members sharing their views on postcapitalism:
Noam Chomsky (Linguist, philosopher, MIT), Brian Eno (Musician), James K. Galbraith (Economist & Professor of Government, University of Austin, Texas), Antara Haldar (Empirical Legal Studies, University of Cambridge), Srećko Horvat (Philosopher, writer and activist), Anish Kapoor (Sculptor), Ken Loach (Filmmaker), Beral Madra (Art critic and curator), Preethi Nallu (Writer and researcher), Shirin Neshat & Shoja Azari (filmmakers and visual artists), Nikos Papastergiadis (Professor, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne), Mari Velonaki (Social Robotics Researcher, University of New South Wales & media artist), Nikos Theocharakis (Professor of economic theory, University of Athens), Paul Tyson (Senior Research Fellow, IASH, University of Queensland), Yanis Varoufakis (MP, MeRA25 Secretary, Economics professor, University of Athens).
Artistic performances are offered by the theatre group “Astronauts,” Angeliki Nikolakaki and Tina Gourtzi, as well as Vassilis Koundouris and Violet Louise of Studio19.
A press conference straight from the Athenian theatre Ilisia will follow, with
Danae Stratou — Chair, mέta
Sissy Velissariou — Vice-Chair, mέta
Sotiris Mitralexis — Academic Director, mέta,
Nikos Kanarelis — Cultural Director, mέta.
Host: Kostas Raptis — Press Officer, mέta
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