Lecturers Dr Niamh Malone, Dr Gary Anderson and Dr Steven Shakespeare organised a successful public symposium at the Liverpool Tate gallery.
‘Art Disarming Philosophy’ explored the work of François Laruelle, one of the world’s leading philosophers of the past few decades. Laruelle himself gave the keynote address, while other invited speakers came from the USA, Spain, Ireland and France.
Dr Shakespeare said: “It was a truly interdisciplinary gathering, involving philosophers, art theorists, performers and filmmakers. The event sparked interest nationally and across Europe. Over seventy people came on the day, with all the public tickets sold out.”
A follow-up workshop at the Creative Campus explored possible responses to the symposium and provided the opportunity for an intimate audience with Laruelle.
The symposium was part of Liverpool Hope’s collaboration with the Tate gallery, and provided the opportunity for the launch of the proceeds from last year’s symposium, which are available in the Kritika Kultura journal. (from p.110)