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Cursed Objects Live Podcast

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

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The Cursed Objects podcast hosts its debut live-show for Birkbeck's Arts Week! Hosts Kasia Tee and Dan Hancox take you on a wild journey through the best and worst tat they have found in museum gift shops. What do objects that test the boundaries of acceptable taste show us about life under late capitalism? Expect discussions of Winston Churchill socks, Viking rubber ducks, and the Van-Gogh-ification of everything from watches to sleeping masks. 

This event will be recorded as a podcast for audiences unable to attend, and will go out on the Cursed Objects podcast feed. 


Dr. Kasia Tee is a cultural historian, Lecturer in the School of Historical Studies and co-Director of the Centre for Museum Cultures at Birkbeck, University of London. Her interests include memory in museums, material culture, and design.


Dan Hancox is a journalist and author, who has written about everything from grime music to communist Spanish villages. His forthcoming book Multitudes is on the history and (mis)understandings of crowds. 

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