Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change III: The academic and activist interface
Existing structures of power, exploitation and inequality are not inevitable, and there are many existing alternative visions and emerging possibilities for organising life - this conference seeks to support these alternatives.
We intend to highlight the diverse and productive spaces where academia and activism intersect, exploring points of contestation and difference, and asking how we can cooperate better in future. By drawing together people from across the academic-activist spectrum, this conference will create a forum for presentations, workshops, performances, exhibitions and debate to explore change.
This conference explicitly seeks to advance social and environmental justice, economic democracy and mutual respect. In this spirit, we seek to realise two key aims:
1. To strengthen existing ties within and between activism and academia, as well as developing new relationships.
2. To work together toward the development of concrete programmes for social change.