ASYMMETRY STUDY GROUP – BIWEEKLY ONLINE SESSIONS

First session: August 2, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
Potential History – Unlearning Imperialism (Ariella Aïsha Azoulay)

Second session: August 16, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
Potential History – Unlearning Imperialism (Ariella Aïsha Azoulay)

Third session: August 30, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
Blackness, Nonperformativity and Indigenous Thought (Fred Moten, Zoe Todd)

Fourth session: September 13, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
Blackness, Nonperformativity and Indigenous Thought (Fred Moten, Zoe Todd)

Fifth session: September 27, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
Blackness and Nonperformativity (Fred Moten)

Sixth session: October 11, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
Body and Flesh (Hortense Spillers, Combahee River Collective)

Seventh session: October 25, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
Down at the Cross (James Baldwin)

Eighth session: November 8, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
What's at Stake?

Ninth session: November 22, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
What's at Stake?

Tenth session: December 06, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
Decolonization and the Case for Reparations (Ta-Nehisi Coates, Eve Tuck and Wayne Yang)

Eleventh session: December 20, 2020 (19-21h CET time):
How to Be Afraid? (mayfield brooks and Mary Pearson)

Twelfth session: January 03, 2021 (19-21h CET time):
Bronx Gothic (Okwui Okpokwasili)

Thirteenth session: January 17, 2021 (19-21h CET time):
My Grandmother's Hands (Resmaa Menakem)

Fourteenth session: January 31, 2021 (19-21h CET time):
Racial Capitalism (Cedric Robinson)

Fifteenth session: February 14, 2021 (19-21h CET time):
Racial Capitalism (Cedric Robinson)

Sixteenth session: February 28, 2021 (19-21h CET time):
Embodied Social Justice

Seventeenth session: March 14, 2021 (19-21h CET time):
Embodied Social Justice

Eighteenth session: March 28, 2021 (19-21h CET time - Daylight Saving Time!):
Unsettling Coloniality

Last year PAF introduced an additional fourth rule: “Mind Asymmetries” which has inaugurated a process of acknowledging and addressing the asymmetries circulating in the space. In order to maintain and open up this process we would like to start an online study group which will be meeting regularly on Sunday evenings (19-21h CET time).

We would like to study texts and initiatives that will help us to analyze the ways in which the colonial, imperialist, and oppressive capitalist system, in which we all operate, reproduces itself within and through PAF. We also would like to invite people who have been doing anti-racist, anti-imperialist, and social justice work and organizing to come and share with us their experience and help us question and think through alternatives for our individual and collective functioning.

We would like to rethink the ways in which life and its reproduction is organized, to think of modes of redistribution and production that would allow us to live otherwise.

This study group will run in parallel with the current experimentation in self-organisation at PAF and is meant to contribute to the unlearning and rethinking of practices and consolidated discourses.

Here is the link to the Zoom meetings:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/415758207

Meeting ID: 415 758 207

For questions or subscriptions to the mailing list of PAF or the Asymmetry Study Group, or to get access to the materials for the sessions, please get in touch with contactpaf@gmail.com.