The TORCH Crisis, Extremes, and Apolcaypse network are hosting a talk on 'Emergency, Imagination, and Management' with Professor Steve Connor (University of Cambridge).
Crisis occurs intermittently and unexpectedly. Yet what if the condition of crisis were not a catastrophic or redemptive eruption, but were becoming a permanent possibility and even a permanent necessity? What if, given the powerful and paradoxical coherence provided by dangerous or menacing events, it may have become necessary to manufacture, monitor and maintain crisis? I will draw on Peter Sloterdijk’s arguments about the capitalisation of rage to suggest that the production, processing and diversification of themes of stress and crisis – the crisis imaginary – has become as important to mediated society as goods, services or money.
**Please note this talk has been cancelled. Apologies for the short notice and for any inconvenience caused.**