Experimental Knowledge Lab
The Experimental Knowledge Lab takes place at Lancaster University, July 7-8, 2010 in the Conference Centre. Please arrive before 3.30pm on Wednesday, July 7 for registration, in order to attend the plenary session on “Communism as Experiment” from 4-5.30pm, which will kick off the lab by providing food for thought! Remember that you are welcome to attend the conference the whole of Wednesday (as well as Friday!), which includes a variety of interesting speakers. See website for further details: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality/event/experimental-society
Until 3.30pm: Arrivals / Registration
4-5.30pm: Plenary “Communism as Experiment”
6pm communal bus ride to town :)
Before Dinner: TINA Exhibition @ Storey Gallery
7.30pm: Dinner in town w/conference participants
Private Accommodation: Get in touch if you need it!
09:30 Welcome! (Martin), short explanation of Prezi (Amaranta), and Intro (Larry)
10:00 Common discussion reflecting on the plenary on ‘Communism as Experiment’
11:00 Tea/coffee break
11:30 Working Groups
12:30 Feedback and Prezi contributions
14:00 Working Groups II
15:30 Tea/coffee break
16:00 Working Groups III
17:00 Common discussion and "final" Prezi contributions
19:30 Buffet Dinner, music, performances and more on campus
Some questions to start the discussion on struggles and resistances
- What is the role of struggle and resistance in an experimental society? - What role can social movements play in keeping alive alternative imaginaries and values? - How can effective sites of struggle be identified in a ‘society of control’ where power is dispersed, experimental, and constantly on the move? - What are the most important and promising sites of struggle?
Topics you might want to say something about
- Surveillance – control society - Resource wars (resource consumption, land grabbing, food politics, water…) - Gender and sexuality - Technologies - Green capitalism – climate change - Where is the welfare state heading? - The austerity agenda - More… ???