whenever something is wrong, something is too big
Thursday, 19 July 2018
6.30 – 8pm
£4/£2/free to ESP
‘Whenever something is wrong,’ wrote Leopold Kohr in his classic book The Breakdown of Nations, ‘something is too big.’
Join us for a conversation responding to General Public’s exhibition The Endless Village. The discussion will explore if Brexit is a radical opportunity for re-localising Britain? Or if the EU has been made a scapegoat for the culture of homogenisation & centralisation that has removed local distinctiveness in the UK? Using Paul Kingsnorth essay ‘Brexit & the culture of Progress’ (which presents a left-wing case for leaving the EU) & The Endless Village exhibition which imagines life in 2066 within a fictitious micro community we will discuss whether a politically optimistic case can be made for Brexit. Is it possible to imagine leaving the EU as an opportunity for re-localising power, reclaiming national democracy, and creating environmental and social regulations which are locally specific?