11 June 2020


Venue: Common House [online location]

Organiser: Rebecca The NewBridge Project

Alternative Art College X Bad Spirits X The NewBridge Project present a series of studies.

A 3-hour event where we work together through a short section of The Under-commons (2013) by Fred Moten and Stephano Harney around what study is and can be. Beyond the art school where does study happen, and what deems intellectuality? There will be a series of 20-minute, study conversations interspersed with 10-minute moments of care and everyday activity that will allow us to focus on the relationship between our bodies and our knowledge.

The focus of the event unpicks domestic and social experiences as moments of making and learning, through the text we will read together, making possible moments of collective making and study. The text will be a jumping off point to make short collective happenings/ works via zoom and offline in our homes.

Beginning by introducing and reading together, we will then write together, listen together, and collectively prepare a meal in our own homes before communally dining together at the end of the event.

If you sign up to the event please pass on your postal address and we will send you a small care package of: A notebook (or paper) / Pencil / Ingredients to prepare a meal

“When I think about the way we use the term ‘study,’ I think we are committed to the idea that study is what you do with other people. It’s talking and walking around with other people, working, dancing, suffering, some irreducible convergence of all three, held under the name of speculative practice. The notion of a rehearsal – being in a kind of workshop, playing in a band, in a jam session, or old men sitting on a porch, or people working together in a factory – there are these various modes of activity. The point of calling it ‘study’ is to mark that the incessant and irreversible intellectuality of these activities is already present.”

We are happy to talk to anyone who wants to talk to us.

Event Date: 11th June 2020 (3-6pm) Please arrive to zoom 10 mins before the start, please let us know of any dietary requirements, audio or visual requirements or specific access needs.

The event will be hosted over zoom and a link will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.

Here is the PDF of the book: https://monoskop.org/images/9/95/Harney_Stefano_Moten_Fred_The_Undercommons_Fugitive_Planning_and_Black_Study_2013.pdf

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