Visual Cultures Lecture Series – Saskia Sassen

17 Feb 2015

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Free, but booking required on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rca-visual-cultures-lecture-series-saskia-sassen-tickets-12951679823

Royal College of Art, Dyson Building

London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 19, 49, 170, 319, 345
  • Tube: Sloane Square

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This autumn the RCA School of Fine Art hosts its third Visual Cultures public lecture series with a focus on today’s art production and culture. The theme, Contemporaneity and Other Tales, invites audiences and cultural figures to consider the world around them through various artistic mediums.


Guest speakers, including distinguished artists, writers, curators and academics will engage audiences in conversations about today’s artistic production process and the broader cultural discussion that their art inspires.  

Saskia Sassen is the Lynd Professor of Sociology and a member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her research and writing focuses on globalisation, immigration, global cities, new technologies, and changes within the liberal state.  Her research revolves around the unexpected and counterintuitive in order to cut through established “truths”.  Books include Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press) and A Sociology of Globalization(W.W. Norton). In addition Sassen has just completed a five-year project for UNESCO in which she researched a sustainable human settlement, with a network of researchers and activists in over 30 countries. It is published as one of the volumes of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers).

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