What Is a Crisis?

by Phumlani Pikoli (Johannesburg)

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has been in a state of panic, fearing the unprecedented times we face. The idea that the pandemic has induced some pre-pubescent existential crisis is laughable, however.

As the world has been forced to sit and reckon with its own systemic failures and global structures of existence the real crisis is, ‘what does it mean to be a human supporting the failed system of global capitalism’? After all, is democracy not a rich person’s game?

Videos: 2018 Castoriadis in the Antipodes Symposium

These videos record several papers and the keynote lecture from the 2018 Castoriadis in the Antipodes Symposium. Continuing the tradition into its 11th year, the event celebrated and examined the intellectual contribution of Cornelius Castoriadis. Speakers include Craig Browne (Sydney University), Peter Murphy (La Trobe University), Sean McMorrow (Monash University) and Vrasidas Karalis (University of Sydney. This event was presented by Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory and held at the Melbourne Greek Cultural Centre, December 2018.