Angela McRobbie

Contributor

  • (How) do we (want to) work (together) (as (socially engaged) designers (students and neighbours)) in neoliberal times)?

    (How) do we (want to) work (together) (as (socially engaged) designers (students and neighbours)) in neoliberal times)?

    Design Support / Öffentliche Gestaltungsberatung 2016–2021

    Jesko Fezer, Studio Experimentelles Design, and Claudia Banz

    Studio Experimentelles Design's politically and socially committed approach through lectures, research, conversations, and project documentation.

    With today's increasing income disparity, forced global division of labor, and neoliberal expansion of precariousness, a critical discussion about work is looming—even in the field of design. Since 2011, the Studio Experimentelles Design at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg has experimented with local design support as a contemporary practice. The student-led program advocates a community-based, cooperative approach to design. In the summer of 2020, the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin Design Lab #6 hosted Studio Experimentelles Design's online research festival “(How) do we (want to) work (together) (as (socially engaged) designers (students and neighbors)) (in neoliberal times)?” The studio invited friends, experts, and activists to discuss self-organizing academia, artistic collectivism, care work, and creative self-exploitation. Over three weeks, talks, performances, and readings explored alternatives to the formal economy, immaterial labor in the context of aesthetic capitalism, the issue of the art strike, alienation, and new subjectivities.

    Divided into two parts, this compendium chronicles Studio Experimentelles Design's politically and socially committed approach through lectures, research, conversations, and project documentation from the online festival and five years of studio work. Both the festival's debate about working conditions and the studio's practice critically examine the imperative of committed designers today to radically reorient their approach, the content of their work, and their relationship with the actors for whom they design.

    • Paperback $26.00
  • Stuart Hall

    Stuart Hall

    Conversations, Projects and Legacies

    Julian Henriques, David Morley, and Vana Goblot

    A contemporary look at one of the founding figures in the field of cultural studies.

    This volume from Goldsmiths Press examines the career of the cultural studies pioneer Stuart Hall, investigating his influence and revealing lesser-known facets of his work. These essays evaluate the legacies of his particular brand of cultural studies and demonstrate how other scholars and activists have utilized his thinking in their own research. Throughout, Hall's colleagues and collaborators assess his theoretical and methodological standpoints, his commitment to the development of a flexible form of revisionist Marxism, and the contributions of his specific mode of analysis to public debates on Thatcherism, neoliberalism, and multiculturalism. In her contribution, Angela Davis argues that the model of politics, ideology, and race initially developed by Hall and his colleagues in England continues to resonate when applied to America's racialized policing. Other essays focus on Hall's contributions to contemporary political debate and questions of race, ethnicity, identity, migrancy, and diaspora, and discuss Hall's continuing involvement in issues of representation and aesthetics in the visual arts, particularly photography and film.

    With contributions from Britain, Europe, East Asia, and North and Latin America, the book provides a comprehensive look at how, under Hall's intellectual leadership, British cultural studies transformed itself from a form of “local” knowledge to the international field of study we know today.

    ContributorsJohn Akomfrah, Avtar Brah, Charlotte Brunsdon, Iain Chambers, Kuan-Hsing Chen, John Clarke, James Curran, Angela Davis, David Edgar, Lawrence Grossberg, Catherine Hall, Dick Hebdige, Tony Jefferson, Robert Lumley, Mahasiddhi (Roy Peters), Doreen Massey, Angela McRobbie, Caspar Melville, Frank Mort, Michael Rustin, Bill Schwarz, Mark Sealy, Liv Sovik, Lola Young

    • Hardcover $29.95