Athens Institutions, Politics, Performance, Conference

Return from Athens today. It's been an experience on many levels...the location of the conference at Green Park, and seeing humanity on its knees each day in Victoria square: but also seeing humanity in small gestures of giving and tolerance rise in response. The academic conference and the 'performance' of the academic within the hierarchies that impose themselves in and on that. How the high art/low art paradigm also exists in the field of academic political discourse, with all its assumptions about and acceptance of stereotypes....Inspiring ideas, provocations, thoughts - much other stuff and more to contemplate..Thanks to Gigi and Hypatia for organising the event.