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August Černigoj, GUERRA FONDAI, 1972. Kobilarna Lipica, Galerija August Černigoj Lipica, Slovenija.

August Černigoj, GUERRA FONDAI, 1972. Kobilarna Lipica, Galerija August Černigoj Lipica, Slovenija.

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Walkthrough: Toni Prug

Afternoon Tour

02 Mar 2016

Toni Prug will talk about his impressions of the exhibition in connection to the cold war ideologems about socialist countries that persist to this day in the UK. 
 
Growing up in Socialist Yugoslavia and cold war ideologems about socialist countries that persist to this day in the UK: the meaning of socialism, communism, class stratification, notions of economic and social success, individualism, household socio-economics (debt, work, hours for socialising), women employment. The labour movement in the UK, its struggles, goals, and achievements, how they overlapped and differed from the socialist countries, with the focus on public housing, higher education and the NHS. The goals and achievements of the labour movement in the UK have far more in common with Socialist Yugoslavia than it is thought. Lingering cold war ideologems stand in the way of recognising this common ground and understanding the differences on the basis of what is common.
 
 
Toni Prug has a PhD and a BA from the University of London, in business and management (Queen Mary, 2014) and sociology (Goldsmiths, 2007). He is researching emancipatory and egalitarian human development, focusing on non-commodity production – public health, education, care, infrastructure, household, digital outputs – and its relations with the dominant commodity production and the social reproduction as a whole. His past activities include various fringe political engagements, a brief career in music and a longer one in networks and software. He runs an amateur basketball team as a player-coach in London/UK where he lives.
 
 
No need to book. Meet at Reception.
 
2pm - 2.45pm
 
Free

 

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