Why Study the Rich? An afternoon of talks and discussion

An afternoon of talks and discussion

‘Why study the Rich?’ is an event that brings together cross-disciplinary approaches to studying wealth in society. Come and listen to talks by activists, writers and artists whose scrutiny, investigation and differing perspectives attempt to challenge cultural narratives and societal structures that are intrinsically linked to the maintenance of power.

Open discussion with the audience is encouraged throughout the afternoon, as together we discuss how studies of ‘the rich’ might reveal a deeper understanding of the conditions of contemporary life and contribute to the debate about inequality in society.

Older children and young adults welcome.

Confirmed Speakers:

Roger Burrows, Professor of Cities at Newcastle University

Aditya Chakrabortty, Senior Economics Commentator at the Guardian

Jeremy Gilbert, writer, researcher, activist and Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at UEL

Katharina Hecht, PhD student of Economic Inequality at London School of Economics

Jo Littler, Reader in Cultural Industries at City University London

Laure Prouvost, artist, screening film ‘How to make money religiously’

Alexandra Runswick, Director, Unlock Democracy

‘Why study the Rich?’ is the culmination of a project called The Rich as a Minority Group by artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck in collaboration with GCSE Sociology students from Little Ilford School in Newham.


Please note there are planned closures on the London Overground on Saturday 23rd April - no service between Gospel Oak and Barking.

The closest station to Rabbits Road Institute is Manor Park on TFL Rail. If you are coming from central London, travel to Liverpool Street or Stratford and get the TFL Rail service to Shenfield.

Please remember to plan your journey in advance. 

April 23, 2016 at 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Rabbits Road Institute
Old Manor Park Library
835 Romford Road
London E12 5JY
United Kingdom
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