September 25: Fred Moten, Stefano Harney, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Manuel Callahan, and Annie Paradise

Dear seekers of more productive pleasures:

Many thanks to everyone who took part in our discussion the other week of texts by Denise Ferreira da Silva, Manuel Callahan, and Annie Paradise. We had a very useful and productive discussion, and look forward to talking to them, alongside Fred Moten and Stefano Harney…

This conversation will take place on Friday, September 25, at 4pm Pacific.

As further preparatory reading, we recommend:

  • The Undercommons, chapters 5-7:“Planning and Policy”; “Fantasy in the Hold”; and “The General Antagonism: An Interview with Stevphen Shukaitis”
  • If you have time, we also very much recommend a recent piece by Moten and Harney, “the university: last words”, which is presented and discussed here.
  • Our own discussion on Friday will take place on Zoom, of course. Because it’s 2020.

    (And from Friday, October 9 we will return to our lunchtime slot.)

    Please do feel free to invite others (whether they are in Vancouver or not) to join us. Virtual Koerner’s is aware that new Coronavirus cases are rising again, but we are holding on to our bubble, and pleased to welcome others, so long as they wear a mask. If anyone wants to be added to the list, they can be in touch with me.

    And again, we very much welcome and invite suggestions of texts, speakers, discussion topics, and so on. We especially welcome a) texts written by VK participants (short texts can be posted to our blog,, and b) suggestions for linked “cycles” of sessions that might include different kinds of texts on a common theme.

    You will hear information about subsequent meetings very shortly.

    We look forward to seeing you next week.

    Take care, stay alert, don’t panic, keep your distance, be kind, keep calm, and carry on

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