Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
Capitalism is a nimble shapeshifter. In this talk Jules Boykoff draws from the history of the Olympic Games to offer a theory of “celebration capitalism,” a form of modern-day economics that complements Naomi Klein’s “disaster capitalism” marked by neoliberalism: privatization, deregulation, and free-market rhetoric. Unlike disaster capitalism, which emerges during a catastrophic state of exception, celebration capitalism occurs in an exuberant state of exception and is marked by mass-media-trumpeted political spectacle, festive commercialism that rallies public backing for the Games, public-private partnerships that are often lopsided in favor of private entities in terms of input and risk, the feel-good claims of environmental and social sustainability, and a boon for the security industry and local policing units responsible for preventing terrorism and safeguarding the Games.
Time: 5:30-10:30pm Place: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register with
Learn about the entry process for both the Theatre Performance and Production and Design programs. This informal session will explain the application for University Admissions, the Theatre Performance audition process, and the Production and Design questionnaire. Current students and faculty members will be available to answer questions about the programs. See the facilities during a guided tour and watch a dress rehearsal of “The Cold War.”
Time: 5:30-6:30pm Place: Rm. 4400, Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville St. Cost: Free, register
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