Launch: Journal of Discarded Daydreams

6 – 8pm

The Lit & Phil

The launch of the Journal of Discarded Daydreams, a new hybrid online and physical interdisciplinary journal.

The Journal of Discarded Daydreams provides artists, philosophers and writers with a space to publish work that explores and erodes disciplinary boundaries. A space for unlearning is essential in institutions where academics can decompress from formal, impact driven decision making and language that focuses on outputs. This bi-annual journal focuses upon dialogue as being of primary value and on daydreams and unrealised work as having critical significance. Temporality is key and this time-sensitive experiment is not intended to last outside of its demonstration of an attitude, of a response, of a collection of encounters.

Lars Iyer will be reading from his recently published book, My Weil (Melville House Publishing, 2023) in conversation with Adam Potts and Lyn Hagan. The first issue of the journal will solicit responses to this opening event, on the theme of total creative destruction.

23 Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE

1 February 2024

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  • Thu 6 – 8pm
  • Wheelchair lift to entrance door
  • Stairlift to main library (press bell marked 'Friedland')
  • Level floor to main library
  • Magnifying glasses and some large-print books available
  • Level access to female toilets
  • No step-free access to male toilets
  • No step-free access to gallery level (sheet music collection)
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