Call for Papers 2020

London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT)
Friday & Saturday, 14-15 August 2020
King’s College London

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now open for the 9th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London.

The LCCT is a free, inter-institutional, interdisciplinary conference in critical thought that takes place annually in different institutions across London. LCCT follows a non-hierarchical, decentralised model of organisation that undoes conventional academic distinctions between plenary lectures and break-out sessions, aiming instead to create opportunities for intellectual critical exchange regardless of participants’ disciplinary field, institutional affiliation, or seniority. LCCT has no overarching or predetermined theme.  The conference’s intellectual content and academic tone are set anew each year, stemming from thematic streams that are conceived, proposed and curated by a group of stream organisers.  The streams for #LCCT2020 are:

  • Commodification of the Existential
  • Common Ground: Between Geology and Art
  • Critical Utopias
  • Hair Salon 
  • Housing the City
  • The Impact of REF
  • Love, in Theory
  • The Measurement and Surveillance of Practice
  • Monstrosity in the Capitalocene
  • Something about Stickiness
  • The University reimagined and speculative pedagogies of hope
  • Veganism: Philosophy or Fad?  

The full call for papers with details of the streams can be found here.

Please send abstracts for papers and presentation proposals to with the relevant stream title indicated in the subject line. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and must be received by Monday, 13 April 2020.  We aim to make the LCCT open and accessible to all.  For any queries about accessibility requirements, please get in touch with us at:

LCCT is free to all speakers and attendees but registration is required. / @LondonCritical