A Suggestion On How To Move Forward: Surveying
Surveying is a collective and cooperative reading method. If interest is made manifest (through responses to this post), I propose we organize a preliminary meeting in December 2021, and begin surveying texts of interest in 2022.
In short: we choose a text that is a priori complex and we share it among the participants. Everyone reads their part, then we meet to discuss it collectively, share, criticize, open the reading to our own experiences.
Stemming from French working-class culture at the end of the 19th century, land surveying was put into practice by resistance fighters during the Second World War, then disseminated more widely by various popular education movements until today. The survey is not just a summary or an analysis; it also makes the link between theory and practice, between reading and experience.
It therefore stimulates cooperation but also the highlighting of differences in interpretation, and encourages participants to reflect on a subject beyond merely reading out of interest in the subject itself. Beyond its analytical interest, surveying is also a dynamic and proactive working method, far from the analyzes of classic texts and their preconceived criteria.
I decided against it as it seems like a bigger project than anticipated. I did give the thing a better resting place than on the side of the road at least
I think I want to celebrate Krampus this year on the night of December 5th? Like drop off wicked presents to people (friend or foe) anonymously? Maybe use one of these images as a postcard and wrap the gifts in black? I think that would be cute. Just an idea. Let me know which image you like more. Also if you have any ideas you would like to share and are thinking about participating yourself I would love to hear! 👹
On the first Friday of every month, we have a Joyful Resistance meeting. For more information, check the following webpage for English:
So someone dumped a deerskin on the side of the road, and I’m wondering if I could do anything with it.
The head is still intact but the body is really clean, and I think it’s been there for less than a day.
So I’m wondering if it’s worth lugging home and working on? How difficult is the tanning process and what stuff would I need?
Putting up a quick #introduction. Might come back to pin a better one.
First: Yes, we moved! Wanted a bit cozier of a space.
Second: We're a collective of international anarchists who are trying our best to create a space that will foster anarchist education wherever people are.
This means we want to help create links between different communities, support a range of initiatives that enable people to break free from the system, and share as many experiences and tools as possible.
We don't want to focus on theory (though many of us enjoy it). We want to see action, to encourage action, and to see how those actions create new theory, build upon existing ideas, or tear it apart.