The Subversive Good: Disrupting Power, Transcending Inequalities

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Created: 2015-11-19 10:46
Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Description: ‘We are only free when we are connected to others’ (Hannah Arendt)

What is not to like about a taco van, bought by wealthy parishioners, parked on a church lawn, staffed by undocumented immigrants, serving food to street dwellers - unless of course you work for immigration and have no jurisdiction to exercise your power on that property. This is the subversive good.

In this interdisciplinary seminar series we theoretically, aesthetically, methodologically and practically explore what happens when we forge spaces of encounter. We take as a starting point Kearney and Taylor’s 'sacrificial stranger' - persons or groups that are deemed to threaten social order, represent spectacles of unacceptability and so are forced to exist outside of legitimate citizenship. In juxtaposition to such understandings of ‘otherness’ we explore the ‘everyday ethics’ (Banner) of prioritizing connectedness within broader questions about borders, security, belonging, faith, personhood, education and justice.

We engage with these themes by considering institutional and disciplinary assumptions, motivations, enablers and constraints upon the capacity of ‘encounter’ to shift or alter understandings of selfhood, belonging, and what it means to an active member of the public sphere.

Website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/the-subversive-good
 

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CRASSH Seminar: 'Learning Together: Education that is Individually, Socially and Institutionally Transformative'

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Amy Ludlow and Ruth Armstrong hosted the second seminar in the ‘Subversive Good’ CRASSH series on Tuesday 27 October.

Speakers: Jacob Dunne (undergraduate criminologist,...

Collection: Cambridge Law: Public Lectures from the Faculty of Law

Institution: Faculty of Law

Created: Thu 12 Nov 2015


CRASSH Seminar: 'Learning Together: Education that is Individually, Socially and Institutionally Transformative' (audio)

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Amy Ludlow and Ruth Armstrong hosted the second seminar in the ‘Subversive Good’ CRASSH series on Tuesday 27 October.

Speakers: Jacob Dunne (undergraduate criminologist,...

Collection: Cambridge Law: Public Lectures from the Faculty of Law

Institution: Faculty of Law

Created: Thu 12 Nov 2015


CRASSH Seminar: 'Free me: Education as the Practice of Freedom'

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This was the third seminar in the ‘Subversive Good’ CRASSH series on Tuesday 10 November 2015.

Speakers: Baz Dreisinger (Prison to College Pipeline, John Jay College of...

Collection: Cambridge Law: Public Lectures from the Faculty of Law

Institution: Faculty of Law

Created: Wed 11 Nov 2015


CRASSH Seminar: 'Free me: Education as the Practice of Freedom' (audio)

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This was the third seminar in the ‘Subversive Good’ CRASSH series on Tuesday 10 November 2015.

Speakers: Baz Dreisinger (Prison to College Pipeline, John Jay College of...

Collection: Cambridge Law: Public Lectures from the Faculty of Law

Institution: Faculty of Law

Created: Tue 10 Nov 2015


The Subversive Good - 13 October 2015 - Curating Kinship: Forcing Spaces of Learning and Encounter

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Jasmine Bourne (Music)
Tom Hawker (Criminology)
Matthew Russell (Project CURATE)
Rowan Williams (Divinity, Master of Magdalene College)

This opening seminar will begin with...

Collection: The Subversive Good: Disrupting Power, Transcending Inequalities

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Thu 26 Nov 2015


The Subversive Good - 24 October 2015 - Curating Kinship: Forcing Spaces of Learning and Encounter

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Not Shut Up: Creating Relational Spaces for Dialogue and Connectedness across Boundaries and Borders

David Newman (Political Geography)
Marek Kazmierski (Former Prison...

Collection: The Subversive Good: Disrupting Power, Transcending Inequalities

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 30 Nov 2015