Old School Thinkers Discuss New Generation | SoMA
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CounterPULSE | 1310 Mission Steet, San Francisco, CA
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“The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.” –William Morris
With the apparent end of one era and the dawning of a new – and unknown one – we thus turn our attention to the question of inheritance and new generations. We want to think about the way political generations form, and whether the experience of past generations can play a useful role in this.
David Harvie and Keir Milburn, members of The Free Association (based in Leeds, England), authors of Moments of Excess state their case in the latest of many enlightening talks at CounterPULSE.
How do those who have been through previous generations of struggle prepare for the emergence of new movements? What role can past experiences play? Or will the expectations produced by past histories obscure what is new about the situation? And, since this problem cuts both ways, how do emerging generations relate to previous movements, without conceding ground and losing their singularity? How do we allow the past to “live in us”, whilst preventing it from weighing “like a nightmare upon the brains of the living”?
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