As I mentioned in a previous post, on 3rd December the BISA poststructural politics working group and the BISA/PSA Art and politics working group organised a one-day conference entitled ‘The Political Life of Things’ at the Imperial War Museum. The event was a success despite snow disrupting travel plans. Many thanks to all of the speakers for a provocative set of presentations. A final program for the event can be found below.
This event sought to explore questions of materiality, politics and artistic practice within the context of the Imperial War museum. The Keynote was given by Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins).
Sound recordings of the presentations at the event are now on-line. You can access them here: http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2010/12/the-political-life-of-things/; Many thanks to backdoorbroadcasting for recording and posting this archive.