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Speeches Punctuated with Resounding Slaps
to develop new ways of getting at the past and present of fascism, and more effective strategies for resisting the violent, discriminatory and totalitarian order that fascism seeks to consolidate.

THU 24 - SAT 26 May 2018
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West Space, Melbourne
Level 1/225 Bourke St, Melbourne
Wheelchair Accessible

FREE
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Villaggio Breviglieri, Tripolitania, 1938. Architect: Umberto di Segni, Ente per la Colonizzazione della Libia

‘Speeches Punctuated with Resounding Slaps’
Law, Expansion, Hierarchy, Resistance

‘Fascism and the International’ Project / Workshop No. 2 - PROGRAM

This – the second of two workshops presented by the ‘Fascism and the International’ Project, in collaboration with Liquid Architecture – brings together a group of radical scholars, artists and activists working across the fields of law, history, history of art, sociology, anthropology, sound studies, critical theory and beyond. By means of a self-conscious and sustained juxtaposition of the normative and the aesthetic – of law against art – the workshop’s aim is to develop new ways of getting at the past and present of fascism, and more effective strategies for resisting the violent, discriminatory and totalitarian order that fascism seeks to consolidate.

Speakers include composer, performer and musicologist Luciano Chessa, art historian Mark Antliff and critical scholars of international law Anne Orford, Gregor Noll and Martti Koskenniemi, with topics ranging from Futurism to Fashwave, from Nazi motherhood to ‘computational eugenics’, and from Lusotropicalismo in Brazil to the fascist inflections of colonialism and anti-Communism in Indonesia, Dominica and elsewhere.

These events are open to members of the public who share its commitment to a politics of counter-fascism.

This workshop is supported by the Australian Research Council; by the Laureate Programme in International Law at Melbourne Law School; by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Melbourne; by West Space, and by Kent Law School.

acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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