Invitation: 14th October, Anthropology and Development Studies (ADS) Seminar with Professor Niko Besnier.
Please join the next seminar with University of Melbourne – ADS team on Wednesday 14th October from 4.30pm-6.00pm featuring Professor Niko Besnier (the University of Amsterdam, Honorary Research Fellow at La Trobe University) presenting a paper titled Utopia Modern: Palm Springs in the American Imaginary.
Be sure to register for the event through the event page, linked here, in order to receive your Zoom Webinar link.
Professor Niko centres on the fundamental question ‘How to understand Utopia when different groups conceptualise it in different ways?’
Niko presents on his ongoing fieldwork in the city of Palm Springs in the California desert, originally, the land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians that has experienced various shifts in utopian landscape change. The heterogeneity of utopic projects leads to a rethinking of the meaning of the dialectic of utopia and dystopia in the 21st century.
To register for this free event series follow the link to the Event Registration.
More details for the webinar can be found in the attached flyer.
All are welcome to log in and join – so please feel free to circulate widely through your networks, social media, and so on!