PDS Seminar: pt. 1 a few utopia pt. 2 technology is not solid

*i'm not a coder, not good at codes :) expect typos, wrong links, and unavailable pdfs, etc. Also, the class took a dip into affect theory, so what is listed on the syllabi differs from what is here. Enjoy!?

The here and now is a prison house. We must strive in the face of the here and nows totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a? then and there?. Some will say all we have are the pleasures of this moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport. we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds —?Jose Esteban Muñoz


week 1: radical pedagogy

Moten and Harney, the undercommons

Ranciere, the ignorant schoolmaster

dont look away: on bruguera by elia rita Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart, the hundreds


week 2: utopia introduction

principal of hope, Ernst Bloch part 1

principal of hope, Ernst Bloch part 2

David Bell, Utopian Function of Art Maggie Nelson, Bluets


week 3: queer utopiasv

Jack Halberstam, animating failure

Jose Munoz, Cruising Utopia

Mel Elberg, Integrated Arts


week 4: Futurism and speed utopias

futurist manifesto, architectur

futurist manifesto

Schivelbusch, Railroad space and Railroad time

futurism manifesto painting


Situationist Utopia

Guy Debord, Theory of the Derive”

New Babylon, Constant Nieuwenhuys

Situationist Definitions

Hakim Bey Temporary Autonomous Zones


week 6: Afrofuturist Utopia

Afrofuturism, the world of black Sci Fi and Fantasy, Womack Ytasha

“ Kerry James Marshall talks about rythm mastr

Dubois, Double Consciousness

Dubois, The Comet


week 7: Anti Work Utopia and Day Dreaming

Kathi Weeks, The Problem with Work, The Refusal of Work

Kathi Weeks, The Problem with Work, The Not-Yet_Conscious

Paul Lafargue, The Right to be Lazy

Maria Eichorn, 5 weeks, 25 days, 175 hours

Nap Ministry


week 8: love and erotics

Sontag, Against Interpretation

Lauren Berlant and Michael Hardt, on the risk of a new relationality

article on Mierle Laderman Ukles


week 9: Ukles visit

article on Mierle Laderman Ukles

Ukeles, touch sanitation project

Ukeles Manifesto


week 10: repairing technology

Mark Godfrey, Making Sculpture Now (cruzvillegas)”

Stephen Jackson, Rethinking Repair


week 11: Digital Tools and Poor Images

Marisa Olson, The Rhetoric of Soft Tools

In Defense of the Poor Image, Hito Steyerl


week 12: Art as Socialist Production

Christina Kiaer, “Boris Arvatov’s Socialist Object”

“Manifesto of the Working Group of Constructivists”

John Elderfield, Constructivism and the objective world: an essay on production art and proletarian culture”

maybe you don’t have to. i made my own world here, I found a way to deal with the bad by going a little overboard with all the good. i just embraced the contradiction. maybe you could too in your own way. maybe you could go and not go. -king ezekiel, the walking dead

work, ... and thoughts about suicide
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