17:30 – 19:30, Thu 20 July, 2017
Fourth Floor, Benzie Building
Manchester Metropolitan University
Boundry Street West
MetroPolis are proud to host the launch of ‘Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World’ with author, Jamie Bartlett. The book is an exploration of the individuals, groups and movements rejecting the way we live now, and are attempting to find alternatives.
Jamie will take us inside the strange and exciting worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how. From dawn raids into open mines to the darkest recesses of the internet, Radicals introduces us to some of the most interesting and important movements today: the US Transhumanist Party, far-right groups seeking to close the borders, militant environmentalists striving to save the planet’s natural reserves by any means possible, libertarian movements founding new countries, autonomous cooperatives in self-sustaining micro-societies, and psychedelic pioneers attempting to heal society with the help of powerful hallucinogens. He also considers the limits of radicalism, including how governments can best spot and stop violent Islamism.
He will discuss the prospects for these new political movements, why they are growing now, and whether there is anything the mainstream can learn from them.
Registration can be found here: