Unfortunately due to speaker illness this event has been cancelled. We will be intending to reschedule this for the 2020 festival and apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.
Necropolitics—the politics of death—is a theory developed by Cameroonian postcolonial theorist Achille Mbembe, which divides the world into two halves: those whose lives “can” be wasted and those whose can not.
This global expression of sovereignty can be seen within the power structures of contemporary Britain, in politics, economics, and the media, resulting in devastating consequences for British BAME lives. This event will examine the underlying necropolitical attitude in Britain, from explicit acts of violence and racist legislation, to criminal negligence giving rise to tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower Fire and sociocultural phenomena such as Missing White Woman Syndrome.
In conversation are Roger Robinson, Naz Shah and Claire Heuchan.