This session will explore the possibilities of joy and collectivity, as well as the co-option and repression of joy by the state and capital. We will explore the relationship between collectivity and mental health in a post-pandemic world and look at the the limits of collective joy with regards to desire and how it requires negotiating capitalist, individualist desire. Drawing from thinkers such as Barbara Ehrenreich, Lynne Segal and Mark Fisher this session aims to inspire and grapple in the complexity to not only work out what we are against, but what we are for.
Sunday, 26th June, 11am – 12 noon
with Matilda Jones, Madeline Shann and Harry Edwards