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Project A: Eine Reise zu anarchisten Projection in Europa
Wed 22 March 2017, 15:00 – 17:30 GMT
Imagination and Inquiry Seminar Series 2016/ 2017
Organised by Psychosocial Research Unit from the School of Social Work, Care and Community
The I&I seminars form part of the APS seminar and conference network
‘Projekt A: Eine Reise zu anarchistischen Projection in Europa’
[Project A: a journey to Anarchist projects in Europe]
UK film premiere
Wednesday 22 March 2017, 3.00 to 5:30, Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, UCLan Foster Building, Preston.
Film projection and discussion.
“The starting point of the film is whether if anarchistic ideas are just visions of a few people or if those ideas could be some kind of blueprint for all of society.”
The concept of anarchy is often seen in the popular imagination as the ultimate expression of chaos, destruction and mindless violence. The negative caricature of Anarchism present since at least the time of Thomas Hobbes and his summation of life without a sovereign, governing a sovereign state - as nasty, brutish and short – has arguably begun to dissolve.
Globalization and the horizontally organised social movements it has spawned have begun to illustrate what Anarchists have long argued, that Anarchism in both its ontological and political forms, can represent a viable form of collective and democratic social organization. In a time when both free markets and state socialism have failed to adequately provide for the well-being of their populations, whilst guarding liberty, this film journeys across Germany, France and Greece to explore small scale cooperative experiments in social living and economic production
We are very grateful to the film makers ‘Projekt A Kollektive’, and the distributors ‘Drop-Out Cinema eG’ Mannheim, for graciously allowing us to show this film.
Free entrance: the film distributors have kindly waived a fee for the showing of this film. However, we have agreed to accept donations and pass on whatever we collect.