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Whenever Something is Wrong
‘Whenever something is wrong,’ wrote Leopold Kohr in his classic book The Breakdown of Nations, ‘something is too big.’
Join us for a conversation led by Steve Hanson that responds to General Public’s exhibition The Endless Village. The discussion will explore if Brexit is a radical opportunity for re-localising Britain? Or if the EU has been made a scapegoat for the culture of homogenisation & centralisation that has removed local distinctiveness in the UK? Using Paul Kingsnorth essay ‘Brexit & the culture of Progress’ (which presents a left-wing case for leaving the EU) & The Endless Village exhibition which imagines life in 2066 within a fictitious micro community we will discuss whether a politically optimistic case can be made for Brexit. Steve Hanson will bring his own research and interests to act as counter points to arguments made by Kingsnorth within his essay. Is it possible to imagine leaving the EU as an opportunity for re-localising power, reclaiming national democracy, and creating environmental and social regulations which are locally specific?