Les Back, Brenna Bhandar and Kodwo Eshun join Avery Gordon to discuss The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins, her new book from Fordham University Press.
The Hawthorn Archive, named after the richly fabled tree, is a disorganised and fugitive space for the development of a political consciousness of being indifference to the deadly forms of power that characterise our society. It has long welcomed the participants in the struggles against slavery, racial capitalism, imperialism and authoritarian forms of order. The book presents a selection of the Hawthorn Archive’s collections.
Avery Gordon is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a Visiting Professor at the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London. Les Back is a Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London; Brenna Bhandar teaches in the School of Law, SOAS, University of London; and Kodwo Eshun lectures in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.