[NetBehaviour] University of Strategic Optimism.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Nov 26 13:15:30 CET 2010


Hi Giles,

Yes, I agree.

Not sure if you noticed a discussion on here a little while back about 
neoliberalism and arts - it was very interesting.

I want to say more about all this, but I am caught up with a few things 
today, so will reconnect a bit later :-)

Wishing you well.

marc

> This is a really interesting and thought provoking action.
>
> Looking at their site I found the following quote;
>
> "Anyone who thinks the spending review is just about saving money is 
> missing the point. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to 
> transform the way that government works."
>
> This 'word of a UK Treasury official' has been quoted quite a lot 
> online including by Mark Easton at the BBC;
>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markeaston/2010/10/its_not_just_the_economy_stupi.html
>
> I find this statement deeply disturbing. It would appear that Naomi 
> Klein's  analysis of the neoliberal 'hijacking' of disasters (be they 
> economic, political, 'natural', etc.) in order to push their 
> ideologically motivated 'reforms' past an unsuspecting or outflanked 
> demos rings true more than ever.
>
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> --- On *Thu, 25/11/10, marc garrett /<marc.garrett at furtherfield.org>/* 
> wrote:
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>
>     From: marc garrett <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org>
>     Subject: [NetBehaviour] University of Strategic Optimism.
>     To: "NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity"
>     <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
>     Date: Thursday, 25 November, 2010, 10:09
>
>     University of Strategic Optimism.
>
>     This is Goldsmiths' Centre for Cultural Studies' bank occupation
>     from today.
>     Inaugural lecture from the University of Strategic Optimism, held in
>     Lloyds TSB, London Bridge on 24/11/2010
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>     http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/2454018622
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