“I am interested”, Guattari says, “in a totally different kind of unconscious. It is not the unconscious of specialists, but a region everyone can have access to with neither distress nor particular preparation: it is open to social and economic interactions and directly engaged with major historical currents”.
The city as an implosion event, graphs and population dynamics. Graphs, I tell you.
The question that is pressing in arises from the political problem, the problem of politics in itself, as politics. Put bluntly, why is there such a thing as ‘politics’?
The opening line of Capital begins like an axiomatic that will subsequently orientate the work, stating the relationship between wealth in capitalist societies and the role of the commodity. Wealth appears in the form of the commodity within capitalism, more specifically with the ‘collection of commodities’. From this starting point the individual commodity is taken to be the basic ‘elementary… Read more →
1. Some preliminary notes on the fact of the reading group and its method. A reading group recently began in London with the aim of reading through Marx’s Capital (Vol.1), Monday nights 7pm at the Red Lion in Hoxton. It’s part of what seems to be a contemporary revival of interest in Marx’s work driven not by the academy but… Read more →