Inventing the Social

On May 29 and 30, the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process at Goldsmiths (based in the Sociology department) is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an event that will explore the challenges of “inventing the social”.  Dr Alex Wilkie from the Design department is one of the event’s organisers.

“In this symposium, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of CSISP by exploring renewed efforts at the socialisation of technology, the environment and implicated entities, both as a phenomenon to be investigated and as a challenge to savour and respond to. We are especially interested in the question of whether and how the ‘return of the social’ involves a radicalization of the ‘performativity’ agenda in social and cultural research and theory”, reads an excerpt from the Symposium’s description, which you can find in full here, alongside a full list of speakers, respondents and chairs.

Click on the poster below to see a full-sized version containing a selection of the Centre’s previous activities.

Inventing the Social small