Thursday 14th October; 11am until late at the 491 Gallery (491 Grove Green Road, Leytonstone, London E11) (www.491gallery.com)

Tube: Leytonstone (Central Line); two stops from Stratford (Central line/ Jubilee line); Bus: 66, 145, 257, W13, W14, W16, W19; Train: Leytonstone High Road (Gospel Oak - Barking line) or Stratford (Richmond - North Woolwich line)

Entry: By donation

Summary: The Radical Theory Forum will host a series of daytime workshops/discussions on the theme of 'Radical theory: How can theory inform action?' followed by a party with film screenings, art installations, spoken word and damn good music.



Doors open for people to help to set up the space, listen to music, watch some activist films and browse around the ongoing gallery space.

Gallery: To be shaped by activist artists Guy Smallman, Julian Gibson and Christian da Souza.



Introduction - 'What is Radical Theory?'

1pm-2.30pm (Two parallel workshops run for 90min each):

1a) 'Beyond the Lecture Theatre: Subverting the Neoliberal Paradigm Through Popular Education' (facilitated by Emma Dowling)

1b) 'Who are "we"? Complexity and Social Movements: Theory and Practise' (facilitated by Alex Plows)

2.45-4.15pm (Two parallel workshops run for 90min each):

2a) 'Feminist Theory, Feminist Practice at the ESF/WSF' (facilitated by Catherine Eschle and Bice Maiguashca)

2b) 'Are Other Worlds Possible? The Challenges and Possibilities of Pedagogical Open Spaces' (facilitated by Vanessa Andreotti)


Coffee/tea/cake/drinks break

4.45-6.15pm (Two parallel workshops run for 90min each):

3a) 'Post-/Marxism in the 21st Century' (facilitated by Jeremy Gilbert and Simon Tormey)

3b) 'Academia, Immaterial Labour and Cognitive Capital' (facilitated by Rodrigo Nunes)

6.30-8pm (Three parallel workshops run for 90min each):

4a) 'The Organisation and Politics of the London ESF' (facilitated by Steffen Bohm, with Oscar Reyes, Rodrigo Nunes, Emma Dowling and Jai Sen)

4b) 'Building a European-wide Radical Media Distribution Network' (facilitated by Sam Wild, with Chris Reeves and Zoe Young)

4c) 'Anti-consumerism' (facilitated by Jo Littler and Nicola Kirkham)



Radical poetry/spoken word (by a handful of London's leading radical poets led by Yap, Whatshername and others)


'Rebel Thinking / Rebel Visions': Activist film screenings co-ordinated by Zoe Young


Party with DJing by Nikki Lucas (Bitches Brew, The Shrine, Future Fusion)

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