Mark Fisher Revisited — Prima Vista Festival, Estonia

This Saturday, I’ll be speaking alongside Tariq Goddard at an event on the legacy of Mark Fisher, organised as part of the Prima Vista literary festival in Tartu, Estonia.

We’ve been talking about this event for many months and had hoped to be there in person but the first, and now second, lockdown have scuppered all attempts to travel out there.

Nevertheless, I’m very happy this is still going ahead in some capacity. The event will be streamed via Facebook Live at 14.00 UTC on Saturday 14th November. You can visit the Facebook event page here for more info and read the festival’s introduction to the event below:

Mark Fisher (11 July 1968 – 13 January 2017), also known under his blogging alias k-punk, was a British writer, critic, cultural theorist, philosopher and teacher based in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. His books include Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (Zero Books 2009), The Weird and the Eerie (Repeater Books 2017) and Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures (edited and with an introduction by Matt Colquhoun, Repeater Books 2020). He was also the co-founder of Zero Books, and later Repeater Books.

The online event at the Prima Vista literary festival in Tartu, Estonia assesses Mark Fisher’s legacy and ongoing significance. The talk is hosted by Tõnis Kahu, critic and lecturer at the University of Tallinn, Estonia, and features Tariq Goddard (author publisher at Repeater Books and formerly Zero Books) as well as Matt Colquhoun (author of Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher, Repeater Books 2020).

The talk is in English, streaming and recording online on 14 Nov at 4pm at the Utoopia bookshop site.

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