lab_Off Centre: Robin Mackay presenting Collapse
Wednesday 4th June at 5:30
Rosehill Garden News Conference Room (BA Journalism)
iRes warmly invites everyone to the next lab_Off Centre which will take a form of talk about Collapse delivered by its editor and publisher Robin Mackay followed by a discussion.
Collapse, an independent, non-affiliated Journal of Philosophical Research and Development, was launched in 2006. The aim of the journal, which is printed twice yearly in a limited edition of 1000, is to bring together philosophers and theorists, artists and scientists to explore fundamental themes and ideas which academic philosophy, in its tendency towards specialisation and partisanship, increasingly fails to address.
Each volume is carefully curated so that contributions from very different areas of research intersect in unexpected and productive ways, suggesting new lines of thought. Attention to design and overall feel make Collapse an aesthetic as well as an intellectual pleasure, as can be confirmed by its varied readership (philosophers, cultural theorists, architects, scientists, artists, theologians...) which spans the globe, from London to New York, Oslo to Tokyo, Taiwan to Cairo.
Since its inception in 2006, Collapse has published pioneering work in philosophy from the UK, US, Europe and the Middle East, along with ground-breaking interviews with scientists, new work from contemporary artists, and documents in 'live philosophy'.
Robin Mackay (Falmouth, UK) is a philosopher and the editor of Collapse: Journal of
Philosophical Research and Development. He is also a translator, most
recently of Alain Badiou's Number and Numbers (London: Polity,2008), and is currently completing his doctoral studies on the work of
Gilles Deleuze, at Middlesex University.
lab_Off Centre is a series of events organised by iRes at University College Falmouth. Theorists, artists, philosophers, curators and others are invited to present their research and art projects which take place or/and consider the periphery in various dimensions. All the events are open to the public and are organised irregularly as informal discussions, workshops and presentations. To read more about lab_Off Centre go here.