Panel Urban Unions in Creative Alternatives to Capitalism Conference

Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square NY, NY 10003, May 2014

May 23 2014, Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue NY, NY 10016
May 24 2014, Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square NY, NY 10003

Much store is now put upon the idea that capitalism can recover its elan and exit the grumbling crisis that now besets it through the construction of a cognitive, creative and ethical capitalism that rests on the activities of so-called creative classes. We dispute this thesis and aim to show how an alternative to capitalism is not only possible but necessary if a better, more democratic and more socially just future is to be procured for all. To this end, we bring together creative thinkers and practitioners from around the world who are exploring alternatives outside the imprisoning box of conventional capitalist thinking. An anti-capitalist alternative is already in the making. Our aim is to mark and celebrate its creative possibilities.

The conference will be made up of two days of panels and break-out sessions in which presenters and participants from New York to Lagos to Quito will engage questions concerning alternatives ranging from the self-organization of work to solidarity economies, from communing, to urban unions.

With: David Harvey, Maliha Safri, Marie Bouchard, Mike Menser, Craig Borowiak, Sujatha Fernandes, Javaid Tariq, Terri Nilliasca, Gonzalo Mercado, Gabriella Rendon, Jaron Benjamin, Lahni Rahman, Manissa Maharwal, Max Rameau, 16beavergroup, Sujatha Fernandes, Thomas Purcell, Miguel Robles-Duran, Marina Sitrin, Claudia Acuña, Debbie Litsa, Joel Feingold, Teodor Celakoski, Jeanne van Heeswijk, George Caffentzis, Peter Linebaugh, Rob Robinson, José Alves de Oliveira, Elisa Estronioli, Anuradha Talwar, Rachel LaForest.

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