So I gave my paper this morning and I think it went well. I feel like I know my stuff 😉
Went out last night and was reasonably responsible, only singing one song at kareoke and not drinking too much. I even went to the gym yesterday morning before the conference started. It is more expensive in Canberra!!
Also last night after the plenary address, I asked Ranciere if he’d done the ‘tourist thing yet’ and then launched into a discussion of tourist spaces versus spaces of monumentality, as Canberra (compared to say Sydney) uses nationalist monuments to interpolate the citizenry, while Sydney has tourist icons that interpolates tourist populations (including the ‘tourist’ subjectivity of locals). He was saved from the random drunk Australian postgrad by a wonderful French woman.
I met some people who read this blog. So, hello!
More later, including photos.