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The Amateur: Andy Merrifield in conversation with Owen Hatherley

13 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Please join us for an event with Andy Merrifield and Owen Hatherley, to discuss Andy’s book The Amateur.

Merrifield shows us how the many spheres of our lives—work, knowledge, home, politics—have fallen into the hands of box tickers, bean counters and pedants. In response, he corrals a team of independent thinkers, wayward poets, dabblers and square pegs who challenge accepted wisdom. Such figures as Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Edward Said, Guy Debord, Hannah Arendt and Jane Jacobs show us the way. The amateur takes risks, thinks the unthinkable, seeks independence—and changes the world.

ANDY MERRIFIELD is the author of nine books. His many articles, essays and reviews have appeared in the NationHarper’sAdbustersNew Left ReviewDissent, the Brooklyn Rail, and Radical Philosophy. He is a prolific writer about urbanism and social theory, with titles credited to him including The New Urban Question and Magical Marxism. He has also published three intellectual biographies, of Henri Lefebvre, Guy Debord and John Berger, as well as a popular travelogue, The Wisdom of Donkeys.

OWEN HATHERLEY  is the author of several books: Militant Modernism (Zero, 2009), A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (Verso, 2010), Uncommon: An Essay on Pulp (Zero, 2011), A New Kind of Bleak: Journeys through Urban Britain (Verso 2012), Across the Plaza (Strelka, 2012) and Landscapes of Communism (Penguin 2015). He also edited and introduced an updated edition of Ian Nairn’s Nairn’s Towns (Notting Hill Editions, 2013). He lives in Woolwich and Warsaw.

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Date:
13 June
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£5
Website:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/burleyfisherbooks

Venue

Burley Fisher Books
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
Website:
www.burleyfisherbooks.com