Castoriadis in the Antipodes 2018 Symposium

A day meeting at the Greek Cultural Centre celebrating and examining the intellectual contribution of Cornelius Castoriadis

Where: The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture
168 Lonsdale St. Melbourne
When: Wednesday 12th of December 2018 – 10am – 7pm
To RSVP please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

All welcome.

This year’s event will open with a panel, featuring Peter Beilharz, Chamsy el-Ojeili, Vrasidas Karalis and Timothy Andrews on ‘Castoriadis before Castoriadis – the Years of Socialisme ou barbarie’. After lunch individuals will present papers. We will include a project development session, to discuss the future of this annual event and its scope. There will also be a viewing of Chris Marker’s interview with Castoriadis. The day will close with a public lecture by Vrasidas Karalis, on ‘Cornelius Castoriadis, the Rise of Insignificance and the Future of the West’.

Co sponsored by the Greek Cultural Centre, Sydney University Greek Department, Melbourne University Centre for Public Culture and Thesis Eleven.

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10:00am-12:00pm Panel: ‘Castoriadis before Castoriadis – the Years of Socialisme ou barbarie’ (Peter Beilharz, Vrasidas Karalis, Chamsy el-Ojeili and Timothy Andrews)

12.30pm Chris Marker Documentary, Interview with Castoriadis from The Owl’s Legacy (1989)

1:00-2.30pm lunch, self catered 

2.30pm Craig Browne, The Problem of Hierarchy and the Modern Political Imaginary

3:00pm Peter Murphy, From “Capitalism and Revolution” to “Capitalism and Managerialism” 

3.30pm Sean McMorrow, Castoriadis’ Theorisation of Historicity: Instituting Power and institutional Processes 

4:00pm Discussion of papers and futures 

5:00-7:00pm Public Lecture: Vrasidas Karalis ‘Cornelius Castoriadis and the project of Autonomy in Greco-Western Civilization’

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