We're excited to announce that Kevin will be co-facilitating a course this summer at the inaugural Institute for Advanced Troublemaking anarchist summer camp in Worcester, MA.
"The I.A.T. aims to raise collective capacity to target our enemies at the systemic level with effective direct action and campaign work. As Trump’s presidency spurs a swell of anarchist organizing and renewed interest in anti-state anti capitalist perspectives, we want to escalate by building skills in direct action, creating movement infrastructure, and community organizing."
Our course, Art & Social Movements, co-facilitated with Zola, seeks to explore the role of art in social struggles and engage with the multiplicity of ways in which artistic practices support radical movement building. We will share examples of diverse approaches drawn from our own experience as artist-activists (in anti-racist and anti-colonial struggles, Palestinian solidarity work, student activism, and anti-capitalist cultural production), highlighting both successes and failures within specific campaigns and contexts. The course will include time and support for hands-on art making, design, and DIY production techniques.
We hope to challenge the separation between “art” and “activism,” revealing and deconstructing the ideological frameworks that structure all artistic practice. Furthermore, we will examine the affective bonds that are a central component of collective art making and the experiencing of art, demonstrating how they are essential to the building of solidarity within and between social movements.
The I.A.T. anarchist summer camp will be held August 11th – 18th, 2017 in Worcester, MA. More information is available here.