Syllabus Reading Group #10: from crisis to commons
Thursday 19 May 19.00 - 20.30 Brussels time
In English, online
We will send you a pdf of the text after registration
With hosts Barbara Mahlknecht, Sara O' Rourke and Jesse Jones we read a chapter from Silvia Federici's 2019 book Re-Enchanting the World: "From Crisis to Commons: Reproductive Work, Affective Labor and Technology, and the Transformation of Everyday Life" (pp. 188-196).
The chapter explores examples of applying the principle of the commons to the organisation of social reproduction. After reading the text we will explore together whether there are areas in our lives where a collective organisation of social reproduction either happens or where there is the potential to organise collectively - be it at home, at work, with children, the eldery, working in the arts.
Since 2020, the Syllabus Reading Group is organized by Kunsthal Gent around the work 'Syllabus' by the Irish artist Jesse Jones: a monumental curtain with the arm of Silvia Federici, creating a space for (activist) gathering.
This season is organized in collaboration with Jesse Jones and feminist researcher Barbara Mahlknecht, around the theme of care - from care work to institutional intimacies. How do we create a culture of care in our everyday encounters and social reproductions?
We gather online, once a month on Thursday nights, from February 24 onwards. We will read and discuss a new text every month. You can also just join and listen in. Welcome!
The Syllabus reading groups lead up to a live Syllabus Summer School Retreat, to take place in Kunsthal Gent in July 2022. This live Summer school aims to ask the question: How do we return to a space of shared cultural community after two years of lockdown?
- Excerpt of SYLLABUS workshop with Silvia Federici, “On Joyful Militancy”
- Previous Syllabus Reading groups and activities
Syllabus Reading Group #7, Thursday 24 Feb 19.00 - 21.00
Syllabus Reading Group #8, Thursday 31 March 19.00 - 20.30
Syllabus Reading Group #9, Thursday 28 April 19.00 - 20.30
Syllabus Reading Group #10, Thursday 19 May 19.00 - 20.30
Syllabus Reading Group #11, Thursday 23 June 19.00 - 20.30
Syllabus Retreat 4 - 24 July
Syllabus Summer School 21 - 24 July