Our PI Lisa has recorded a podcast on ‘Waiting and Care in Rushed Times’ for Birkbeck Voices in advance of her Big Ideas talk in Stratford on 31 October.
Check out the podcast on SoundCloud here. And also to book a free place for Lisa’s talk, visit the Birkbeck Big Ideas page here. We’ll be blogging about it soon.
Lisa will be giving this lecture at 19.30, 5th July, 2018 at the ICI Berlin. (And it is now available to watch here …)
Taking up the themes of her recent book Enduring Time, this talk will offer some reflections on the relations between time and care. Care is often assumed to be a set of practices that take the form of an affective engagement with others, so that we can maintain, sustain, and repair the world. Yet care can also be thought about as a political and ethical decision to remain in what Christina Sharpe calls ‘the wake’: the ongoing disastrous time of the persistent effects of slavery. Remaining, for Sharpe, involves inhabiting and rupturing the wake’s elongated temporality. From this perspective, Baraitser will argue that care is bound up with histories of the antithesis of care, or failures of care, that bring on ways of thinking that we may also need to take care of and involve the temporal practices of staying alongside others and ideas when care has failed; waiting, staying, delaying, enduring, repeating, and returning as the temporal forms that care takes. Some psychoanalytic resources will help to think about the chronic and interminable, and the repetitive and developmental, in order to better understand the intersections between time, care, and not moving on.
For more details and booking info, visit the ICI Berlin site.