Living under Covid-19 and a lockdown has taught us many things about ourselves and the society we live in. But what has it taught us about capitalism, the system that underpins and dominates life right across the globe? In this introductory seminar series taking place each week throughout the festival, Jeremy Gilbert and guests will look at what this historic experience can teach us about capitalism and the politics that inform it.
In this final fully live version of the series we’ll be recapping what we’ve learnt so far and discussing freedom. What has lockdown taught us about ‘freedom’ under capitalism? Whose freedom is more important: the freedom of businesses to make money, or the freedom of workers to stay healthy? Is freedom a question of personal rights and privileges, or the shared ability to decide what kind of world we want to live in?
NOTE: Participants who register for this course will be sent a video recording of around 40 minutes a day or two before the event. The live session will then be a participatory Q&A where people can ask questions and share thoughts on the content of the video. Basically, it's like a video version of a reading group! To get the most out of the course, we encourage people to try and make it to as many of the sessions in the course as possible. Registration for the next session in the course will open once the previous one has taken place.