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Where the Wild Things Go: Anarchist Knowledge and Practice

 

Where: Montreal Anarchist Bookfrair, George Vanier Cultural Centre, room CCGV – Salle B

When: Sunday, 3pm, 24th May 2015

You can view the workshop here

 

Abstract:

In light of the intensification of war around the world, the
desertification of land and sea, the pollution of oceans and air, the
anthropogenic mass species extinction, the widening economic gap
between the “haves” and “have nots”, all leave the quality of our stay
and the duration of our civilisation-fest in jeopardy. The question
is, if we still plan to stick around, how are we going to solve these
problems?

To answer this question, the workshop will raise the problems of
knowledge, civilised economies, reproduction and transmission of the
schemas and structure of such economies (aka education), resistance,
and revolution. After identifying what is knowledge, its purpose and
social construction, as well as its use to structure unequal
classification systems and unjust economies, we will discuss both the
temporary successes and the reasons behind the failure of most
revolutions that have consistently been co-opted by a culture of
stratification and exploitation within the past millennium in order to
build on that experience for a lasting change and a viable planet in
which diversity will thrive.

Shorter Summary:

This workshop examines the role of knowledge and education in
civilised economy and the ways in which they sabotage resistance and
revolution. We will discuss both the temporary successes and the
reasons behind the failure of most revolutions that have consistently
been co-opted by a culture of stratification and exploitation within
the past millennium in order to build on that experience for a lasting
change and a viable planet in which diversity will thrive.

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