Fred Moten Reading his Poetry and Talking about The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study, co-authored with Stefano Harney.
Where: California College of the Arts Timken Hall at the San Francisco campus 1111 Eighth Street San Francisco. This event is cosponsored by The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University and Small Press Traffic with the help of the Public School.
When: 5 pm
In advance of Fred Moten's visit, we'll be reading together and talking
about The Undercommons!
There will be two reading groups:
For Thursday night please read
chapter: 1: Politics
Surrounded and chapter 4: Debt & Study.
We'll focus our reading,
discussion, and some writing around these two
**Sunday Oct 27th 5-7pm at the Artists' Television
Access (ATA), 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.
afternoon we'll focus on Chapters 5: Planning and Policy and 6: Fantasy in the
The text of The Undercommons is available for free as a pdf here!
The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study
Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
Introduction by Jack Halberstam
In this series of essays Fred Moten and Stefano Harney draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires, and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique. Today the general wealth of social life finds itself confronted by mutations in the mechanisms of control: the proliferation of capitalist logistics, governance by credit, and the management of pedagogy. Working from and within the social poesis of life in the undercommons Moten and Harney develop and expand an array of concepts: study, debt, surround, planning, and the shipped. On the fugitive path of an historical and global blackness, the essays in this volume unsettle and invite the reader to the self-organised ensembles of social life that are launched every day and every night amid the general antagonism of the undercommons.