MAM Art Course 09
No. 10 "The New Potential of Democracy"
Japanese-English simultaneous translation available
Since the second half of the 20th century, contemporary thought has gradually lost the power it once had to create strong, positive conceptions of future society. Nevertheless, it is still necessary for us to think about our future. In this lecture, Azuma attempts a theoretical overview of society to determine how our new information-enabled environment could alter our concepts of the public and democracy. He will also consider how his overview could be linked back to existing models of social thought and cultural criticism.
- Date & Time
- 19:00-21:00, February 15 [Mon], 2010
- Azuma Hiroki (Philosopher, cultural critic)
- Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
- Corporate Sponsor
- UBS Group
- Azuma Hiroki Profile
- Born 1971 in Tokyo. Professor, Center for the Study of World Civilizations, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Specializes in philosophy and representational studies. Well known for work involving subculture and sociology. Has published several books, including Sonzaironteki, Yubinteki (Ontological, postal; 1988) and Doubutsukasuru posutomodan (Animalizing postmodernity (2001). Recently served as co-editor of the Shisouchizu (Thought map) series (Vol. 1-4), from 2008 to 2009.