D.U.S.T. (Dublin Unit for Speculative Thought) is a theory/art collective recently founded by Michael O’Rourke, Paul Ennis and Fintan Neylan. Their first event takes place this week and features Anthony Paul Smith of LaSalle University. Smith is an expert on French philosopher Francois Laruelle, and will be delivering a talk entitled Faux Amis? Francois Laruelle and the Speculative Turn which will explore the relationship of Laruelle’s thought to the speculative realism movement.
The event takes place between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday January 9th at Flatpack Gallery and Studios at 32 North Brunswick St, Dublin 2. Admission is free and no booking is required.
By the way, it seems that the talk has already attracted some controversy with Graham Harman taking issue with the premise of the abstract and then Anthony Paul Smith responding in kind. Hell hath no fury like a philosopher scorned.