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I Dreamt about the Workshops of the Future

Originally posted on Signals:
North Korean futurist architecture, credits to Koryo Group ,We need workshops that are based on mutual interest,  collective development collaboration and critique Workshops of all kinds (art, writing, music, dance, architecture, etc) are founded on the development of certain skills. However, as art becomes intertwined with capitalism, workshops become commodified micropolitical structures,…

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Where are the Jean-Paul Sartres of today?

While fixing my things, I came across a copy of an old edition of Volkskrant newspaper, one of the items I got for Christmas last December 2015 (thank you Ibbie for the English translation!).  On page 8 of the Volkskrant newspaper is an interesting article entitled “France looks for leftist intellectuals à la Sartre.” Reporting on…

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Notes on Angelo Suarez’s “Materializing free time: Notes towards a new constructivism”

Originally posted on Signals:
Suarez’s essay can be read at this link. I. Like conscience, the phantom of the Rizalian tradition continues to haunt us even today at the cusp of communicative capitalism and surplus digital technology. Perhaps the persistence of ‘socially-conscious’ art, from the time of the Propagandists, Jose Maria Sison’s Second Propaganda Movement,…

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Humourless Marxist Reviews: Spectre

Originally posted on Worker's Spatula:
The James “007” Bond franchise has been around for 20 years, since its first instalment, “Goldeneye”, was released to rave reviews in 1995. Most critics and fans of the franchise agree, no Bond film will ever top “Goldeneye”, and to date, in terms of quality as cinema, no Bond…