Wednesday, August 16 at 7pm — New York
REVOLUTION BEGINS IN REVERIE (A SEQUEL), an illustrated lecture to launch the print edition of NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPING. At Triple Canopy, 264 Canal Street, #3W, New York, NY
Thursday, February 23, 2017 — New York
FOOTPRINT ZERO: artists respond to climate change
Organized by Tamaas at NYU Tisch
Thursday, January 14, 2016 — London
THE FUTURE WAS ZZZZZ: a short talk on a long repose.
As part of the Global Art Forum 10, presented by Art Dubai at the ICA London.
September 16, 2015 — New York
THE PEOPLE OF THE CAVE: a reading of Tawfiq al-Hakim's 1933 play. With Gini Alhadeff, Omar Berrada, Sukhdev Sandu, Robyn Creswell, Emily Stokes, & Eliot Weinberger.
To launch the ebook NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPING. At Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman St, Brooklyn
A recording of the event is archived here.
November 28, 2014 — Marrakech
A talk on Tawfiq al-Hakim, Albert Cossery, political awakenings and centuries of sleep.
At Café Clock in the Kasbah
Hosted by Dar Al-Ma'mûn
November 8, 2014 — Turin
A talk on Haile Selassie, National Geographic, and the birth of the Rastafari religion.
As part of the launch of NEGUS, a book by the Milan-based art collective Invernomuto.
At Artissima / book corner
July 2, 2014 — Oxford
‘Against Procrastination: Albert Cossery and the Politics of Laziness’
A paper given at Procrastination: Cultural Explorations, a conference at the University of Oxford
January 27, 2013 — New York
A talk on Jack Kevorkian, aka Dr. Death, and a screening of his 1980s public access TV program The Door
As part of Bidoun’s “Full Moon Afternoon” event at MoMA PS1
December 6, 2011 — New York
Panelist on “The Voltaire of the Nile: A discussion on Albert Cossery”
Organized by New Directions, NYRB Classics and The Paris Review.