Saturday 23rd September, 10-11.30am BST
King's Studio, King's Pavilion, King's College Campus University of Aberdeen
Join Koshka Duff and Chris Rossdale for a madcap ride through the manifestos of the past and set out your visions for the future. Green revolution? Broadband communism? Beyoncé for President? In this practical workshop learn to manifest your opinions in the ultimate form no-one can ignore!
I want it all / I want it all / I want it all / And I want it now
- Freddie Mercury, 1989.
A threat or a promise, a roasting of the real, an essay on the possible or a demand for the impossible – manifestos announce who we are and, at their best, call us to make the world anew. From the slippery brand statements of political parties to radical interventions like the Black Panthers’ Ten Point Program or the Sermon on the Mount, whether pinned to the doors of power, posted on Twitter, or hurled through a window, manifestos litter the path of history. Now it’s your turn. Join us for a madcap ride through the manifestos of the past and set out your visions for the future. Green revolution? Broadband communism? Beyoncé for President? In this practical workshop learn to manifest your o-pinions in the ultimate form no-one can ignore!
Koshka Duff is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. Their research and teaching focuses on social and political philosophy, particularly issues around policing and dissent, and love and intimacy. She also writes and translates poetry, and plays piano in Nottingham band Stolen Goods.
Chris Rossdale is a lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Bristol. Their teaching and research focuses on social movements and rebellious politics, with a particular interest in how people organise in response to militarism, policing and state violence. Their book Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion was published in 2019 with Edinburgh University Press.
Koshka is the editor, and Chris a contributing author, of the popular Abolishing the Police collection, which was shortlisted for the 2022 Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing.