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Radical Artists Reading Radical Artists (RARRA)

May 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Radical Artists Reading Radical Artists
Wednesday, May 31st

The Radical Artists Reading Radical Artists (RARRA) group is a  monthly reading series and community of critically minded artists and thinkers looking to challenge themselves and their practice.  Each month will have an assigned text that will be discussed in an open and informal gathering.  The texts will focus on anti oppression through theory and literature and will address topics such as de-colonial theory, critical race studies,  queer and gender theory, police and surveillance, and related writings on art.
RARRA will meet at 6:30 pm  the last Wednesday of every month at the IPRC.  Text suggestions and questions can be emailed to aknechtschwarzer@gmail.com. Texts will be made available in PDF form and can be found at: radicalartistsreadingradicalartists.wordpress.com

Text: “Politics Surrounded” from The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten

Politics Surrounded

In this series of essays Fred Moten and Stefano Harney draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires, and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique. Today the general wealth of social life finds itself confronted by mutations in the mechanisms of control, from the proliferation of capitalist logistics through governance by credit and management of pedagogy. Working from and within the social poesis of life in the undercommons Moten and Harney develop and expand an array of concepts: study, debt, surround, planning, and the shipped. On the fugitive path of an historical and global blackness, the essays in this volume unsettle and invite the reader to the self-organised ensembles of social life that are launched every day and every night amid the general antagonism of the undercommons.


May 31, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Independent Publishing Resource Center Studios
318 SE Main St.
Portland , OR 97214 United States
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