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2011-10-03
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE FREE/SLOW UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW

 

THE LABOUR OF THE MULTITUDE?
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL CREATIVITY

time: 20-22/10/2011
venue: Warsaw, Campus of the University of Warsaw: Old Library (Hall 205) and Warsaw University Students' Council Hall, 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście

participants: Hans Abbing, Luc Boltanski, Neil Cummings, Diedrich Diederichsen, Isabelle Graw, Matteo Pasquinelli, John Roberts, Gigi Roggero, Martha Rosler, Hito Steyerl, Joanna Bednarek, Isabelle Bruno, Dusan Grlja, Precarious Workers Brigade, Johsua Simon, Stevphen Shukaitis, Britta Timm Knudsen, Ewa Majewska, Jason Francis McGimsey, Vlad Morariu, Yiannis Mylonas, Alexander Neumann, Bojana Romic, Massimiliano Tomba, Marina Vishmidt and Patricia Reed

the conference is free of charge
number of places is limited / RSVP
reservations: szymon[at]funbec.eu
program: +here
description: +here

Addressing the issue of social economy of creativity we seek to enlarge the spectrum of creativity’s political economy. Creativity refers to many things: it is both a means of production and a fetish of consumption, a sheer ideology of the capitalism which calls itself post-industrial. Is it true that contemporary capitalism has made an decisive shift in its modes of producing value and artistic and cultural modes of production (along with scientific ones) are no longer merely supplementary fields of capitalistic social infrastructure? Or maybe we still linger under the rule of the old law of value based rather on living labour then creative networking. In this case the new social economy of the creativity would be a powerful symptom of a present crisis.
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CONFERENCES PROGRAM:
(the final program of the conference will be available soon)

   20.10.2011, thursday, 18.00-20.00
Old Library of the University of Warsaw (Hall 205)

OPENING ADDRESS (18.00-20.00):
Luc Boltanski - "Du 'truc' à l'oeuvre. Processus d'attribution et valorisation des objets" / "From a thing to an artwork. The Process of atribution and valorisation of objects" (simultaneous translation: En/Fr) 

21.10.2011, friday, 10.30-19.30
Warsaw University Students' Council Hall

PANEL 1.: THE FUTURE OF WORK: THE CHANGING FORMS OF LABOUR AND ITS REMUNERATION (10.30-14.00)
Alexander Neumann - "A brief history of Labor, from the concept of Subsumption to Multitude"

Ewa Majewska - "Peryferia w centrum? Reprodukcyjna i afektywna praca kobiet jako peryferia w centrum kreatywności"
Isabelle Bruno - "Governing social creativity through benchmarking. From Xerox management to the “Innovative Europe”
Joanna Bednarek - "Theorizing the regimes of surveillance/exploitation"
Bojana Romic - "Collection of the collective labour: Facebook platform"
Britta Timm Knudsen - "Freedom is to do with what has been done to you"
PANEL 2.: IDEOLOGICAL APPROPRIATIONS: COGNITIVE CAPITALISM AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES (15.00-18.30)
Martha Rosler "Artistic Mode of Revolution: From Gentrification to Occupation" 
John Roberts - "Art and alienation revisited"
Joshua Simon - "Privatisation ad the higest stage of colonisation"
Hans Abbing - "Notes on the Exploitation of Artists"
Stevphen Shukaitis (skype) - "Garden of Bifurcations: Technologies of Composition, Recuperation, and the Work of the Soul in Neoliberalism"
EVENING PROGRAM (18.30-19.30)
Neil Cummings - "Art and its Markets"



22.10.2011, saturday, 10.00-19.30
Old Library of the University of Warsaw (Hall 205)

PANEL 3.: PROPERTY AND VALUE (10.00-14.00)
Isabelle Graw - "The value of Painting - notes on unspecificity, quasi-persons and value"

Massimiliano Tomba - "Law of Value, Old and New"
Diedrich Diederichsen - "What kind of petrified human life time are you buying when you are buying art - and how do you want to reliquidify it?"

Matteo Pasquinelli - "Machinic Capitalism and Network Surplus Value: Towards a Political Economy of the Turing Machine"

Yiannis Mylonas - "Accumulation, control and contingency; towards a critical understanding of intellectual property rights ‘piracy’"
Marina Vishmidt - "Real by Negative Virtue of Not Yet Being Impossible': Speculation as a Mode of Production in Art and Capital"
PANEL 4.: POLITICS IN THE AGE OF IMMATERIAL LABOUR (15.00-18.30)
Jason Francis Mcgimsey  - "The Production of Value and Subjectivity in Cognitive Capitalism or Narration as Ontological Excedence"
Gigi Roggero - "The Composition of Living Knowledge: Labor, Capture, and Revolution"

Vlad Morariu - "For a Creative and Precarious Friendship"
Dusan Grlja
- "Theoretical Practice: On the Material Effects of an “Immaterial” Labour"
Precarious Workers Brigade - ""Tools for Collective Action – Precarity: The People’s Tribunal""
EVENING PROGRAM (g. 18.30-19.30)
Hito Steyerl "Art as Occupation" 
W.A.G.E. - skype interview with the artists group.

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F/SUW curator: Kuba Szreder
Conferences curatorial team: Michał Kozłowski, Agnieszka Kurant, Jan Sowa, Krystian Szadkowski, Kuba Szreder
F/SUW organizer: Bęc Zmiana Foundation/ www.funbec.eu

International conference "The labour of the multitude? The political economy of social creativity" is relised in partnership with the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Warsaw and Austrian Culture Forum in Warsaw as a part of Free/Slow University of Warsaw's 2011 program "Social economy of creativity. In search of economic strategy to promote the circulation of independent culture"  co-financed by the Polish National Cultural Centre under the Culture Observatory program / www.obserwatoriumkultury.nck.pl