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First established in 2011, the London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) is a free, inter-institutional, interdisciplinary conference in critical thought that takes place annually in institutions across London. It is envisaged as a space for those who share theoretical approaches and interests but who may find themselves at the margins of their academic department or discipline.

LCCT follows a non-hierarchical and 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. Following this decentralised, ‘margins-at-the-centre’ logic, LCCT has no overarching or predetermined theme. Each year the conference’s intellectual content and academic tone are set by thematic streams that are conceived, proposed and curated by a group of stream organisers. Each stream generates its own intellectual rationale and Call for Papers, with conference participants responding to the accepted stream proposals.