Aimed at people with an interest in radical social change, the course will apply concepts from complex systems theory to understanding (and creating) revolutions and social movements.
The course is directed at a general rather than academic audience, although a desire for radical social change will be assumed.
6.30 – 8.30pm at Furtherfield Commons, inside the park near Finsbury Gate
Booking essential – Please book here
Tue 27 Sept – Introduction to Complex Systems
Tue 4 Oct – Smash the System – Creating and Harnessing chaos
Tue 11 Oct – Erode the System – Building the New World in the Shell of the Old
Tue 18 Oct – Escape the System – Bodily Affect and Surviving Oppression
Tue 25 Oct – Tame the System – Reforms without Reformism
Tue 1 Nov – Bringing it All Together – A Trajectory for Revolution
Sessions will involves a mix of speaker presentation and participatory discussions/activities, covering subjects such as ecology, network theory and new materialist philosophy.
Other familiar concepts will be re-examined through this framework, including the commons, chaos, structural oppression and reform.
The ultimate goal is for this knowledge to be put into practice to create more effective activism, to contribute to better understanding the workings of contemporary society and to help inspire projects for building future utopian alternatives.
Graham Jones is an activist based in East London, working with groups such as Radical Assembly, Radical Housing Network and Radical Think Tank.
For those unwaged or on low income the course is free (or donate what you can). Choose either the Free Ticket or Donation ticket in the links above.
For everyone else, individual sessions are £5 + booking fee. A prebooking of all 6 sessions is available for £25 + booking fee.