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May 2015

Space, Place and Class Struggle

Thu, May 7, 2015 @ 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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Thursdays through June 11
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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May 2019

Use: A Users’ Manual

Fri, May 10, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Union Docs, 322 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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$8 – $15

...we approach the various ways that “use” enters into and exercises power within our lexicon, performances, and politics. From commonplace phrases like “what’s the use?” and “make yourself useful!” to the Marx’s explication of a commodity’s use value, the language of use pops up in far flung and sometimes unexpected spheres. How do we delineate the useful and the useless, the usual and the unusual?

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September 2020

Communism in the Suburbs?/Retroactive Utopia of Socialist City

Mon, September 14 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

ROGER: The core message here is the need to focus on the small and hidden histories, the buried stories of the everyday, the extinguished but smoldering fires at the grass roots of urban society. OWEN In the center of Manchester, you can find two artefacts of the Soviet Union’s attempt to fuse art, architecture and everyday life. One is now fairly wellknown. Standing in Tony Wilson Square, a developer-owned ‘Private Public Space’ standing in front of the arts center ‘Home’, facing various new luxury office and residential units, is a statue of Friedrich Engels.

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