The Centre for the Study of Democracy is hosting a two day conference, 'New Perspectives on the Problem of the Public' in the Board Room, 309 Regent Street, 15-16 May 2014.
This inter-disciplinary conference brings together researchers from media, technology studies, law, sociology, planning, geography and political theory to discuss the implications of the rise of new strands of pragmatist, complexity and new materialist approaches to democracy and the public sphere. We have five keynote presentations - from Clive Barnett, Andrew Barry, Jon Coaffee, John Law and Sarah Whatmore - and four panels, discussing new perspectives on the conceptualisation of public space, the construction and emergence of publics, and the relevance of post-human, actor-network and new materialist approaches to how we might rethink the spaces and practices of the public today.
Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided.
Download the conference programme in PDF format.