Communist Hauntings

Aesthetics of Disruption.

We examine how some of the more recent and imminent ruptures in western narratives and worldviews, triggered by events such as the Covid 19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, or the climate catastrophe, revive experiences, images and desires associated with communism. More specifically, we seek to understand how communist and post-communist sentiments, memories and encounters impose themselves as dream-images or nightmares whenever the smooth workings of a neoliberal everyday are disrupted. We conceptualize, visualize, and conjure the different forms of hauntings in which such communist ghosts continue to be present, and ask how the world can be seen differently when examined through these ghostly and rearranged landscapes.

  • Communist Hauntings – Event
    Friday, 28th of May 2021 (online) – hosted by the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Contributors: Lina Dzuverovic, Igor Grubic, Esther Leslie, Francisco Martinez, Michal Murawski, Liene Ozolina, Nada Prlja, Joanna Rajkowska, Magda Schmukalla The breakdown of Soviet-type communismContinue reading “Communist Hauntings – Event”

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