There is nothing less passive than the act of fleeing

4-18 July 2010

The Public School is organizing a 13-day seminar, meeting each day at a different location in Berlin. This seminar takes the form of an open reading group, where the texts discussed each day resonate with the site selected. On 18 July The Public School and The Office will host an event to be held at Salon Populaire. The day will unfold as a series of participatory conversations and workshops.

The first meeting will be Sunday, July 4, with a discussion of the Tiqqun publication, Introduction to Civil War (sections 3 and 4) at the Island of Youth in Treptower Park.

If you aren't in Berlin but would still like to join the reading group, just reply to this email and we'll add you to the email discussion list (but be prepared for as many messages about logistics and weather as about the topics of the day!).

Deadlock: perpetual war, failing economies, the crumbling of education, capitalist realism, our environment in ruin, hostility everywhere.

Resistance? Confrontation? Insurrection?

Exodus: silence, autonomy, occupation, withdrawl, invisibility, friendship.

Organized by Sean Dockray, Caleb Waldorf and Fiona Whitton

day 1 (INSEL DER JUGEND IN TREPTOWER PARK)

INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR [EXCERPTS]
TIQQUN

day 2 (LEIPZIGER PLATZ)

SPECULATIONS ON THE STATIONARY STATE
GOPAL BALAKRISHNAN

day 3 (THIS IS A SECRET)

THE FRIEND
GEORGIO AGAMBEN

day 4 (TRAFFIC ISLAND AT TU ON ERNST REUTER PLATZ)

SUPPORT, PARTICIPATION, AND RELATIONSHIPS TO EQUITY
CELINE CONDORELLI + EYAL WEIZMAN
THEORY OF THE QUASI-OBJECT
MICHEL SERRES

day 5 (TEMPELHOF AIRPORT)

POLITICS OF THE COMMON
MICHAEL HARDT
LIFE IN LIMBO
TURBULENCE EDITORS

day 6 (FUNKHAUS NALEPASTRASSE)

ANIMAL SPIRITS: A BESTIARY OF THE COMMONS [EXCERPT]
MATTEO PASQUINELLI

day 7 (RATHAUS SCHÖNEBERG)

COMMUNIQUE FROM AN ABSENT FUTURE
RESEARCH AND DESTROY
PROLEGOMENA TO ANY FUTURE PHILOSOPHY
NATHAN BROWN, MARIJA CETINIĆ, GOPAL BALAKRISHNAN, AARON BENANAV, JASPER BERNES, CHRIS CHEN, JOSHUA CLOVER, MAYA GONZALEZ, TIMOTHY KREINER, LAURA MARTIN, JASON SMITH, EVAN CALDER WILLIAMS
INTELLECTUALS AND POWER
MICHEL FOUCAULT + GILLES DELUEZE

day 8 (THE END OF THE A102)

VIRTUOSITY AND REVOLUTION: THE POLITICAL THEORY OF EXODUS
PAULO VIRNO

day 9 (ROUSSEAU-INSEL IN THE TIERGARTEN)

SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM
JOAN DIDION
ANALYTICON (FROM SEMINAR XVII)
JACQUES LACAN
THE NEUTRAL (EXCERPT)
ROLAND BARTHES

day 10 (BUS 200)

QUITTING: A CONVERSATION WITH ALEX KOCH ON THE PARADOXES OF DROPPING OUT
STEPHEN WRIGHT + ALEX KOCH WITH A RESPONSE BY BRIAN HOLMES
THE SCENE OF A FLIGHT*
GEORGES PEREC
BOREDOM
SIGFRIED KRACAUER

day 11 (STRANDBAD WANNSEE)

TO HAVE DONE WITH THE MASSACRE OF THE BODY
FELIX GUATTARI
THE AFFECTIVIST MANIFESTO: ARTISTIC CRITIQUE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
BRIAN HOLMES
THE CITY IN THE FEMALE GENDER
LIA MAGALE

day 12 (TEUFELSBERG LISTENING STATION)

READY-MADE ARTIST AND HUMAN STRIKE: A FEW CLARIFICATIONS
CLAIRE FONTAINE
INVISIBLE MAN (PROLOGUE)
RALPH ELLISON

day 13 (APPARTEMENT)

WHO CARES (EXCERPT)
CREATIVE TIME, DOUG ASHFORD, MODERATOR

18 JULY, EVENT AT SALON POPULAIRE: THERE IS NO NOW, NOW
HOSTED BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL & THE OFFICE

http://thepublicschool.org/thereisnothinglesspassive/thantheactoffleeing.html