[Oberlist] UK* smnr: Self Organising :: workshops and discussions

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Subject: [transversal] Self Organising :: workshops and discussions
From:    "valeria g" <valeria_graziano at yahoo.it>
Date:    Fri, February 18, 2011 11:43 am
To:      "self org" <selforganising at gmail.com>


seminar series

QMUL - London 

March - May 2011

This series is a mixture of workshops and discussions on
self-organisation and non-hierarchical work practices. It aims to bring
together practitioners and theorists of forms of organisation that eschew
hierarchical modes of division of labour as part of a critique of the
imposition of work and productivity for profit to share working practices and
collectively address their problems, obstacles, successes, and aspirations.


The encounters aim to provide an initial platform to reflect
on current practices, establish networks and create shared concept-tools that
can be used in different situations. We will begin from our questions,
discomforts and curiosities: What dispositives feed the potential of
practices? What makes self organisation different from self management?
How do
we inhabit, modulate and speak about groups? How do we share tasks, pass on
knowledges, reach out or support each other through this crisis?


The guests we have invited will offer some points of
departure for us to take elsewhere. The purpose is to increase our
awareness of
the modalities through which we become, act, and affect one another in
As an experimental beginning, we wanted to focus each of the first set of
encounters around four broad themes. We hope that this project may
continue and
transform itself based on the inputs and desires of all those involved.


As part of the project, recordings, materials and other
resources will be made available online here: http://self-org.blogpost.com


For enquiries and suggestions, send an email to:
selforganising at gmail.com


All sessions are free and open to the public to participate.





Friday March 4th

Self-organization and group dynamics

Internal ecologies, openness and closure, affects and
ghosts, habits and artifices, scale and scope.


David Vercauteren (Micropolitiques.net, Brussels)



Valeria Graziano (QMUL,


Time: 5pm-7pm

Venue: Lock Keepers Cottage, Queen Mary University

Mile End Road, London E14NS. Nearest tube: Mile End



Friday April 1st

Self-organization and the economy

cooperatives to social enterprises, between state funding, self funding,
alternative economies and charity dependence. Authorship, redistribution of
resource, production of value and co-production.

Sion Wellens (Calverts Coop,



Toni Prug (QMUL,


Marcel Mars (Jan van Eyck
Academy, Maastricht)



Matt Zimmerman (Ubuntu,



Time: 5pm-7pm

Venue: Lock Keepers Cottage, Queen Mary University

Mile End Road, London E14NS. Nearest tube: Mile End



Friday May 6th

Self-organization and community

External dynamics, political discourse and outreach. The
role of the organizer when working with constituencies. Issues of
politicization, outreach, involvement, negotiation.

Doina Petrescu (Atelier
d'Architecture Autogérée, Paris)



Living Wage Campaign,



Time: 5pm-7pm

Venue: Lock Keepers Cottage, Queen Mary University.

Mile End Road, London E14NS. Nearest tube: Mile End



Friday May 27th

Self-organization and pedagogy

Knowledge production and
reproduction, sharing information, thinking together.


Janna Graham (Ultrared,



Mate Kapovic and Vedrana Bibic (The Occupation
Cookbook, Zagreb)



Time: 5pm-7pm

Venue: Lock Keepers Cottage, Queen Mary University

Mile End Road, London E14NS. Nearest tube: Mile End


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