Some information about this Friday’s lecture and conversation with Noko Jeans.
FRIDAY – LECTURE and CONVERSATION at HDK
KARL PALMÅS in conversation with TOR RAUDEN KÄLLSTIGEN & JAKOB OHLSSON – Founders of NOKO JEANS
During the session, Karl Palmås will introduce the second half of Prometheus or Narcissus? The entrepreneur as revolutionary. He will first discuss Johan Lindeberg in the context of Boltanski & Chiapello’s critique of the new spirit of capitalism. How does this new economy chime with what Zizek calls ”Western buddhism” and ”pathological narcissism”?
The session will then move on to a conversation between Palmås and the founders of Noko Jeans. Here, the discussion will revolve around the notion of entrepreneurs participating in the shaping the social and political worldviews of consumers/citizens. Has capitalism, in the words of Maurizio Lazzarato, become ”a production of worlds”?
— SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS —
T.R.K. & J.O. – N. J.
Noko Jeans is jeans from North Korea.
Noko Jeans began with an e-mail sent to North Korea in July, 2007.
In 2009, Noko Jeans travelled to Pyongyang, North Korea to produce the first 1100
pairs of jeans which tell the first chapter of Noko Jeans, called Maneuvers In The Dark.
Noko Jeans is a story told through jeans.
Karl Palmås is a social scientist interested in the interrelation between entreprenurship, innovation and social change. Having worked with so-called ”e-democracy” in Brussels and at a new media consultancy in London during the dot.com bubble, Karl completed his PhD in sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005. He is now based at Chalmers University of Technology, and his most recent book – ’Prometheus or Narcissus? The entrepreneur as revolutionary’ – discusses various perspectives on five Swedish initiatives that transgress the boundary between entrepreneurship and activism.