Antiuniveristy Now are joining forces with the Anarchist Bookfair in London to bring together a week-long Antiuniversity Festival from the 4th to the 10th of September, followed by the Anarchist Bookfair in London on the 11th and 12th of September.
The Antiuniversity is an ongoing programme of self-organised radical learning and mutual education events. It is a collaborative experiment to challenge academic and class hierarchy – in, outside and against existing institutional structures.
The Anarchist Bookfair has become one of the central annual anarchist events in London, with an extensive history of rabble rousing, community organising, activism, discussions, bookselling and much more.
🦠 This year, events will take place in-person and/or in virtual spaces. For those ready to move towards in-the-flesh happenings, we gently remind you to plan things in respect of covid-19 guidelines and everyone’s comfort zones. 😷
Please find the full programme of events below, with links to further info and to buy tickets.
Saturday 4th September • 3pm – 4pm
ANARCHO-FEMINIST ZINE-MAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday 4th September • 4pm – 5pm
A workshop on Anarcho-feminist zine-making, run by Gata Negra Collective in collaboration with the Anarchist Pedagogic Network. The workshop is open for individuals and it is also fine to come as a group. However you wish to come, this is a great way to meet other anarchists and create an easy zine that can be used in your learning spaces.
No previous knowledge is required, curiosity and interest is enough! Not sure if you are enough of an artist for this workshop? You are!
Saturday 4th September • 5pm – 6pm
Tuesday 7th September • 6pm – 7pm
Tuesday 7th September • 7pm – 9pm
A session discussing policing in education: what it looks like, why it should be opposed, and how we can resist it. We ask: How can we, in our classrooms, in administration, in our pastoral roles, stand against policing in education? No prior knowledge or artistic skills required. All are welcome.
Wednesday 8th September • 6pm – 8pm
Friday 10th September • 12pm – 2pm
The pandemic has turned the world upside down and back to front. People that wouldn’t normally think of themselves as political have been appalled by the inhumanity and unjust nature of government policy. A politics and broad social solidarity founded in the lessons of mutual aid might give us both the outlook to stop suffocating our world and the bonds to bring us together in solidarity and protection against the extremes our near future holds.
Friday 10th September • 2pm – 3pm
Friday 10th September • 3pm – 6pm
Throw-away-culture needs a good talking to. This culture doesn’t want you to save money, love your clothes and love yourself. In this workshop, Careful Now Collective teach you how to fix and alter your clothes to finally fit (such as hemming trousers inches too long). Learn some beautiful and/or wacky visible repairs, and share your own knowledge and teach us a thing or two. Sewing machines, needles and thread will be provided as well as surplus fabric.