World-Information Institute in cooperation with Depot:
"Critical Strategies in cultural everyday life"
Presentation and Discussion with and by Stevphen Shukaitis
Thursday 26 November 2009
Breite Gasse 3
Event in English language
All power to the imagination? Over the past forty years to invoke the imagination as a basis for radical politics has become a cliché: But what exactly is radical imagination? What does it mean to invoke the power of the imagination when it seems that the imagination has already seized power through the power of the spectacle? Does any subversive potentiality remain?
In conversation with Katharina Ludwig
Stevphen Shukaitis is editor at Autonomedia and lecturer at the University of Essex. He is co-editor of "Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigations // Collective Theorization" (AK Press, 2007). His research focuses on the emergence of collective imagination in social movements and the changing compositions of cultural and artistic labor. http://stevphen.mahost.org
Katharina Ludwig studied Political Science and works as a free journalist in Vienna and Berlin.
World-Information Institute is cooperating with the New York publishers Autonomedia in connection with recent publications and a conference
Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life
Stevphen Shukaitis, Minor Compositions 2009, an imprint of Autonomedia,
http://www.minorcompositions.info ISBN 978-1-57027-208-0, 256 Seiten
"Imaginal Machines explores with humor and wit the condition of art and politics in contemporary capitalism. It reviews the
potentials and limits of liberatory art while charting the always-resurgent creations of the collective imagination."
Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation
Strategic Reality Dictionary: Deep Infopolitics and Cultural Intelligence
Konrad Becker, Autonomedia 2009,
http://www.autonomedia.org ISBN 978-1-57027-202-8, 160 Seiten
"The Strategic Reality Dictionary offers seventy-two keys to the construction, imposition and maintenance of contemporary systems of
inclusion and exclusion, which only function for two principle reasons: because of stealth,
and because they are able to engineer our own unconscious beliefs."