From student protests over tuition fee cuts, the Occupy movement, and the ongoing Arab Uprisings, the culture of global protest has become a phenomenon synonymous of our time. All the while, the aesthetics and tactics of protest, of collective organisation, image appropriation, and digital distribution have become mass cultural trends adopted by a variety of producers ' from amateurs to professional cultural bodies. In this discussion, Power and Kholeif will discuss the culture of protest and liberation.
Image credit: Students and university staff protest at Millbank Tower against funding cuts and plans to charge up to £9,000 per year in fees. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA
Nina Power has a wide range of interests, including philosophy, film, art, feminism and politics. She is the author of One-Dimensional Woman (Zer0, 2009) and is interested in independent publishing and reviving certain political forms and genres of writing (the polemic, the pamphlet, the declaration, the address, etc.).
Nina is currently working on two book-length projects ' one on the topic of work and the other on the history of the collective political subject. She is also working on a number of more experimental collaborations with artists and writers.
Nina Power received her PhD in Philosophy from Middlesex University on the topic of Humanism and Anti-Humanism in Post-War French Philosophy, and also has an MA and BA in Philosophy from Warwick. She has taught at Middlesex, Orpington College, London College of Communication, Morley College, The Royal College of Art, London and Roehampton University, where she is also currently a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. She is a fellow of the RSA and a member of the British Philosophical Association.