On the centenary year of Raymond Williams’ birth, we want to have a participatory discussion on two of his key ideas, democratic cultural production and democratic self-organisation. To facilitate the discussion we will speak to cultural producers and political activists about the lessons of lockdown and what socialistic cultures need to emerge to challenge the dominant hierarchical cultures of neoliberal white supremacist patriarchy, and realisable alternatives in our everyday organising practices, as well as our big institutions.
For a little primer on Raymond Williams' History of Culture check out this graphic essay from RWF: https://www.raymondwilliamsfoundation.org.uk/culture-explainer
Nick Mahony is a social researcher and co-founder of the Movement for Cultural Democracy (which emerged out of TWT in 2017), he is also a coordinator with the Raymond Williams Foundation
PhD Researcher at University of Birmingham & filmmaker.
Organiser with SWARM.
Organiser with LGSMigrants.