SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER
SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER
The ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW! festival is a collaborative experiment to revisit and reimagine the Antiuniversity of 1968 in a weekend of events inspired by the spirit, people and activities of the Antiuniversity of East London.
The ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW! festival challenges academic hierarchy through an open invitation to teach and learn any subject, in any form, anywhere.
Visit our programme for information about the many events and activities organised by Antiuniversity hosts.
The ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW! festival takes place on 20-22 November 2015 in a wide range of venues across the country and is open to everyone.
Host: Adrian Chapman
Venue: Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL
Date: Sat 21 November
Our alienation goes to the roots,’ wrote R. D. Laing: ‘The realization of this is the essential springboard for any serious reflection on any aspect of present inter-human life’ (‘The Politics of Experience’).
This discussion-based event introduces Laing, the radical Scottish psychiatrist, author and sixties counter-cultural figure (who played a part in the original anti-university of London). We’ll focus especially on Laing’s conception of alienation. Attention will be paid, too, to his influence and the ways in which he might be relevant today. – More – http://www.antiuniversity.org/Tangled-Up-in-Laing-Reading-R-D-Laing