Reading Group for The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow
David Graeber’s final book, in collaboration with archeologist David Wengrow, is an intellectual event with profound implications for everyone organizing for a revolutionary transformation of human life.
This Reading Group is a collaboration between Symbiosis, Inhabit: Territories, and Building the Commune.
Schedule: Weekly on Monday evenings from 8:30-10pm EST / 5:30-7pm PST starting January 3, 2022. Each week, we will begin with a brief presentation of the argument of the chapters under consideration followed by a group discussion.
There is a Zoom reading group on Marcello Tarì’s new book on destituent communism. All are welcome. Zoom ID is in the flier.
Join us for the second installment of Building the Commune’s virtual monthly reading group this Saturday at 5pm. We will be covering housing struggles and the use and abuse of mutual aid. Please come prepared with at least one question, comment, or paragraph to share. @buildthecommune for more details.
Join us this Saturday at 5pm for the first installment of Building the Commune’s virtual monthly winter reading group!
Guns and cars are central figures of American society. How has their increasing presence on the streets transformed how we understand politics, tactics, and strategy? Please read At the Wendy’s: Armed Struggle the End of the World and Guns, Cars, Autonomy: On the Finer Points of the Recent Revolt in Ferguson, MO and come prepared with at least one question, comment or paragraph to share. @buildthecommune for details.
This Sat at 5pm, at Floods Hall in Hyde Park, we’re reading Agamben’s most communist book, The Time that Remains. Emphasis will be placed on pages 19-58, 118-119, 131-137. A brief presentation will be given at the beginning, offering a reading of the material. All welcome.
This Saturday at 5pm we will be meeting at Floods Hall to discuss the first and last essay in Fred Moten’s book, Stolen Life.
On Saturday Feb 8, at 6pm, we will be reading Moten and Harney’s The Undercommons. The meeting will take place at a warehouse in Little Village. If you need the address, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, April 19, we will be joined by historian Robert Ovetz, who will discuss his recently published book, When Workers Shot Back. Class Struggle from 1877 to 1921. The main reading will be the introduction to the book, available here: Ovetz – When Workers Shot Back – Intro
Condensed versions of the chapters on wildcat strikes and the Seattle 1919 general strike can be found here:
We will meet at Floods Hall. Bring snacks!
This event is sponsored by Railway Workers United.
This January we will meet twice to discuss Frederic Neyrat’s decisive takedown of the anthropocene literature, The Unconstructable Earth. Our meeting dates and times are listed on the flier, but we’re still working out locations, so please email us at email@example.com for the latest information.
Between now and March, we will be reading several texts around the themes of the undercommons, destitution, and relations of fugitivity and denaturing, in anticipation of the conference in Bloomington, IN. If you’d like to join us, write to firstname.lastname@example.org (or DM us through Twitter) for meet up times, as they may not always be circulated publicly. With the exception of the book on Trump, which we haven’t found a pdf for yet, the texts are collected in a .zip file here.