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Writing the Dictionary of Neoliberal Terms w. Antiuniversity
June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Come along to listen to entries from the first two volumes of the Dictionary of Neoliberal Terms and contribute to a third.
The dictionary addresses, critiques and ridicules aspects of neoliberalism’s most fundamental and constantly expanding universe: a world of conformity, deadening affect, performance management, behaviour control.
We hope it’s not useful or valuable at all.
Spirit Duplicator is publishing a third volume and invite you to contribute an entry from the effusive, flexible, oily universe of neoliberal terms.
This first two volumes are printed on broadsheet newspaper and contain 50 terms (from Ahead of the curve to Zero by way of Cupcake, Impact, Potential—all your favourites). Here’s an example—
Blue-sky thinking, noun Month after month I hoped to harvest that bright void. I held on through the winter, praying for the upturn, completing audits, developing my profile to the bleat of these relentless machines. Then finally, one wet spring morning, rushing to a meeting, there it was—caught in a circle of rain on the tarmac—a patch of blue. I craned my neck, eager. If only I could say my vision sharpened, my heart sang, my faculties unfurled … what could anyone feel faced with that sudden, cold emptiness, but the poverty of labour and the meagreness of love, and the calm, last promise of oblivion?
Organised by: Matthew Cheeseman, Fabienne Collignon and John Miller
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