On the 29 and 30 June, the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) and Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Westminster hosted the seventh London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT). The conference attracted around 200 participants over two days and brought together scholars, students, artists and practitioners based in and outside the UK. 

The conference was inter-institutional, non-hierarchical, and accessible, embracing emergent thought and fostering new avenues for critically-oriented scholarship and collaboration. 

Some of this year’s thematic streams included: Art and Automation; Capital, Event, and Agency (1968-2018); Disruptions, Interventions and Liminalities; Critical Performative Pedagogies; Infrastructure, “Infrapolitics” and Experimentation; Politics of/in the Anthropocene; Resistant Bodies; Taking Positions; The Politics of Truth; Thinking Affect and Postcoloniality Together; Writing to Think. 

London Critical seeks to continue the conversations started during the days of the conference through the publication of ‘collections’ in the associated open access and peer-reviewed academic journal London Journal in Critical Thought (LJCT).

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More information can be found at londoncritical.org. Queries can be directed to [email protected].

Comments from participants

Participants at the event have commented on the conference: 

“LCCT spans a range of broad themes and every year creates new points of dialogue, which is at the heart of the academic tone of the conference”.

“The conference provides a unique space for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns and who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline”.

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