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Radicals Assemble! DEMAND Utopia!

Radicals Assemble! DEMAND Utopia!

The Institute of Urban Dreaming (IUD) present an action-packed evening of readings, talks, screenings and a pop up exhibition

12 January 2017

12 January 2017, Radicals Assemble! DEMAND Utopia! @ People's History Museum

Time 16:00 - 20:00

Duration 4 hours

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £5

12 January 2017, Radicals Assemble! DEMAND Utopia! @ People's History MuseumDEMAND Utopia! presents readings by the Institute of Urban Dreaming (IUD) and guests, a pop up exhibition and screenings.  DEMAND Utopia! also sees the launch of All Materials of Value an IUD publication featuring responses by artists, academics and tenants to walking in a Salford housing estate, along with broader issues to do with the commodification of housing.

Nicholas Mansfield will present a talk entitled ‘Owenites, Chartists to Clarion Socialists and their educational spaces’ which provides some historical context for IUD’s temporary research space, an interactive environment for sharing and learning, launched at the People’s History Museum in October 2016.

DEMAND Utopia!  Although Utopia never existed, the idea has been used throughout history by radicals and visionaries as a tool to critique the existing order.  We would argue that Utopian thinking is a means to understand what is happening now and to develop discussions about what we wish for our futures.

Violence, mass displacements, homelessness and poverty are all around us, whilst the perpetrators appear to be inscrutable structures and systems that oppress and destroy regardless of our hopes, dreams and even lives!  DEMAND Utopia! reminds us that we are still free to think the unthinkable!  We must claim a space to live well and dream.  We want homes rather than housing; people before profit!  DEMAND Utopia is a call to STOP accepting the way things are!  START DEMANDING!

Above all your participation is required so join us to celebrate the final days of the Promising Home exhibition and liberate your inner Utopian! Heritage Lottery Fund & Arts Council England

Suitable for adults and young people

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Booking Requirements: Booking required via Eventbrite

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • Please note all donations are non refundable
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk