Tomorrow is our very first Postcapitalist Desire reading group session, exploring the first of Mark Fisher’s final lecture transcripts in Matt Colquhoun’s latest book. Everyone is welcome, Fisher nerds and novices alike (as well as those just interested in discussing postcapitalism). We hope you can all join us for this in-depth discussion.
Each month we’ll be exploring each of the five lecture transcripts. Matt’s book also includes Mark’s full reading list for each lecture and an accompanying soundtrack. It’s up to you how far you wish to delve into each lecture as there’s a wealth of material in each, but we do ask as a minimum that you read the relevant lecture transcript before the session. We haven’t included Matt’s introduction as recommended reading with the first lecture, as this will likely need an entire session in itself to cover!
Like all of our series, these events are online and free. If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time – get in touch and we’ll add you to the list. We’ll be sending out a Zoom link to everyone on the list nearer the time. Once you’ve registered, you don’t need to confirm attendance for each session – we’ll send you a fresh link every month. You also don’t need to commit to every session – just attend what you fancy (even if you miss the first session, there is more than enough material in each lecture for discussion).
Postcapitalist Desire Lecture #1: What is Postcapitalism?
Tuesday 24th November, 1-3pm (GMT), on Zoom (link to be provided via email to those registered)
- First chapter of Matt Colquhoun’s Postcapitalist Desire: ‘Lecture One: What is Postcapitalism?’
Further reading and viewing (for those who are keen!):
- Apple 1984 ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtvjbmoDx-I
- Levi 1984 Russia ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3pe-3ZnL8Y
- Louise Mensch’s comments on Occupy London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3252FSW7OC4
- Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, “Post-Work Imaginaries” in Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work (London and New York: Verso, 2015), pp. 107-127
- J.K. Gibson-Graham, “Affects and Emotions for a Postcapitalist Politics” in A Post-Capitalist Politics (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2006), pp. 1-22
- Paul Mason, “The Prophets of Postcapitalism” in PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future (London: Allen Lane, 2015), pp. 109-146
We look forward to seeing you there. See you on the net!