Social School of Anti-capitalism

Polish Social Forum

We are inviting you to participate in the Social School of Anti-capitalism, nine workshop/lecture meetings with activists around the ideas of work on progressive social changes. The school is addressed to people involved in the field of activism who look for alternatives in the area of social organisation.

After 30 years of party-determined political disputes, exuberant anniversary celebrations and futile criticism referring to an increasingly distant past, we need to emphasise: we are living in post-transformation society. Capitalist society. This reality requires not only a different description than the dominant paradigm, but it also determines a radically different political horizon. What could life after capitalism look like?

Problems of rapidly growing economic inequalities, toxic individualism and reactionary nationalisms will not be addressed by either contemporary, technocratic parliamentarism, or a return to various models of a 20th-century welfare state. In the face of the neo-liberal “fusion” of the state and the market, a solution can be provided only by active society taking matters into their own hands.

We are considering grass-roots production of knowledge a key catalyst of the process of change. Our experts on the issues of particular social struggles are activists from various groups/organisations. People who form collectives, trade unions, associations and social movements build bridges between the theory and practice. Anti-capitalism is not science-fiction!

The Social School of Anti-capitalism was created as a result of the discussion during the Polish Social Forum which was held in May 2019 and constitutes the preparation of issues for next deliberations of the Forum in autumn 2020.

Information

Until 30 September registration is open for people interested in participating in practice sessions of the Social School of Anti-capitalism that precede discussion open to the public.

We are inviting people working for progressive social changes to register via the application form, available on our website. Applications of activists from smaller cities or rural areas (under 100 thousand inhabitants) will be treated as priority.

The organisers will make every effort to provide, within their financial capacities, support for as many participants as possible (co-financing of transport and/or accommodation). Furthermore, participants of the practice sessions will be served a hot meal.

The number of places is limited. Registration includes 4 meetings in the first semester (till January 2020).

The list of admitted participants for each activity will be announced on 1 October 2019.

All queries should be addressed to pfs@biennalewarszawa.pl

January 11 2020
, 18:00
Saturday
18:00

Private property is theft. Common property is wealth

Discussion open to the public within the Social School of Anti-capitalism.
Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
Free entry
January 11 2020
, 14:00-16:30
Saturday
14:00-16:30

Open source and freeware workshops

Closed practice session within the Social School of Anti-capitalism.
Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
December 7 2019
, 18:00
Saturday
18:00

Stop the system. Toward the social strike

Discussion open to the public within the Social School of Anti-capitalism.
Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
Free entry
December 7 2019
, 14:00-16:30
Saturday
14:00-16:30

Social Strike – strategic group game prepared by Plan C

Closed practice session within the Social School of Anti-capitalism.
Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
November 2 2019
, 18:00
Saturday
18:00

Capitalism collapsing. A meeting on anti-fascism

Discussion open to the public within the Social School of Anti-capitalism.
Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
Free entry
November 2 2019
, 12:00-16:30
Saturday
12:00-16:30

Urban tactics/street workout, i.e. group action techniques

Closed practice session within the Social School of Anti-capitalism.
Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
October 12 2019
, 18:00
Saturday
18:00

We are the crisis (of the Capital)

Discussion open to the public within the Social School of Anti-capitalism.
Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
Free entry
October 12 2019
, 14:00
Saturday
January 11 2020
Saturday
14:00

Social School of Anti-capitalism

Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
Registration until 30 Sept
October 12 2019
, 14:00-16:30
Saturday
14:00-16:30

Imagination in the face of the crisis(-es)

Closed practice session within the Social School of Anti-capitalism
Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
October 12 2019
, 14:00
Saturday
January 11 2020
Saturday
14:00

Social School of Anti-capitalism

Biennale Warszawa
34/50 Marszałkowska Street (MA3450)
Registration until 30 Sept
September 17 2019
Tuesday
September 30 2019
Monday

Registration for the Social School of Anti-capitalism

Registration closes on 30 September
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