Georgina Born

Georgina Born is a British academic, anthropologist and musician. As a musician she is known as Georgie Born, but in academic circles she does not use the diminutive form. #

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  • Saint?Simon first applied the term ‘avant?garde’ to culture, referring to revolutionary ‘artist-engineers’. In this he drew an analogy with the term’s military use, for a scouting party that goes out ahead of the main force and initiates a skirmish. In his broader political vision, government was to be by an elite at once intellectual, industrial, and managerial, embodied by a Chamber of Inventions composed of engineers, poets, and writers, painters, architects, and musicians. Saint?Simon’s utopia thus centered on a dialogue between artists, scientists and engineers, with artists having a leading role in the imaginative exploration of reality.

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