ReadingRoom 3: "Who Cares?"
ReadingRoom 3: Who Cares? – Politics and Poetics in the Affirmative
The first session of ReadingRoom takes place on 28 September, 17.00-19.30 hrs at Casco, where we will read Aimé Césaire’s essay “Poetry and Knowledge” (1948); “The university and the undercommons” the second chapter from The Undercommons (2013) by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney; and Achille Mbembe’s essay “Decolonizing the University: New Directions” (2016). To participate, please make a reservation by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This season’s sessions are centered around the poetics and politics of the affirmative. Through this emphasis on a political stance of affirmation at a time that is calling for negativity, RR further their agenda of sharpening our senses and creating affective communities. This RR series investigates the spaces of education, activism, and art on different pedagogical, poetical, and political levels. Its primary focus is an affirmative interpretation of the question “Who Cares?”
ReadingRoom is a series of open and inclusive close-reading sessions that strive for substance, meaning, and non-quantifiable value through the praxis of careful and critical readings of texts from a wide range of disciplines.
The 2016-17 ReadingRoom sessions will take place on 28 September, 2 November, and December 7, 2016, and continue on 1 February and April 26, 2017. More information on ReadingRoom is available on the Terra Critica website.