The Alchemy Lecture: Five Manifestos for the Beautiful World
The Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and York University are proud to be hosting the Second Annual Alchemy Lecture on November 2nd, 2023.
The Alchemy Lecture is a multi-vocal model that brings together a constellation of five thinkers and practitioners from different disciplines and geographies annually to think together and in public on the most pressing issues of our times. Each lecture will culminate in the publication of a book bearing the title of that year’s convening in the new imprint, Alchemy by Knopf. Along with the inclusion of an introduction, each book will extend the public lecture and build on its alchemical form. These lectures (and the book that will result from them) speak into the interregnum of precipitous climate catastrophe and social and political reckoning.