3-Day Collective Reading at Vartiosaari



Date: 20.10.2018 – 22.10.2018
Vartiosaari, Helsinki

The aim of this project is to exercise a collective reading around the theme of anxiety and conflict. Everyone will choose ONE text, relevant to the theme with personal preference. We will read our own individual texts. Everyone can find/create comfortable situations in which they can read. During the three days, we will have short conversations periodically during meals and coffee breaks. As a group, we can choose to talk about readings in the first two days or avoid it until the last day. At the end of the third day, we can have a conversation to share what we have read and what we have learned.

If you are interested to participate let us know. You will bring your own food, drinks, and pillow. We will provide the space and coffee. In order to get to the island, we have to row you over by rowing boats.



(Photo: Vartiosaari)


Suggested readings on this topic: 

Jan Campbell, Arguing With the Phallus: Feminist, Queer and Postcolonial Theory: A Psychoanalytic Contribution
Félix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze, Anti-Oedipus
José Esteban Muñoz, Disidentifications
Miwon Kwon, One Place after Another
Edward Said, Orientalism
Edward W. Said, Out of Place
Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization
Judith Butler, Undoing Gender
Judith Butler, Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
Aihwa Ong (Editor), Stephen J. Collier (Editor), Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems
Édouard Glissant, Poetics of relation
Veena Das (Editor), Violence and Subjectivity
Veena Das, Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary
Hannah Arendt, On Violence
Langston Hughes, The Ways of White Folks
Jin Haritaworn (Editor), Adi Kuntsman (Editor), Silvia Posocco (Editor), Queer Necropolitics
Anwar Shaikh, Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises
Paul Gilroy, Postcolonial Melancholia
Nisi Shawl, Everfair