Hendon Town Hall Committee Room 1, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BG
As suggested by William Davies et al. in the edited anthology Economic Science Fictions (2018), capitalism might be re-conceptualised as an eminently fictional form of how social life should be organised that bears little relations to actual societal needs. Currently, around the globe we have seen the emergence of alternative, non-capitalist production models based on principles of worker democracy, self-management, horizontal decision-making that are emancipatory and solidaristic in nature.
This conference, hosted by the Alternative Organisations and Transformative Practices Research Group at Middlesex University, London seeks to brings together the two parallel literature's of ‘economic science fictions’ and ‘labour as commons’ into dialogue by inviting the speakers and the audience to inquire into how can society move away from this dystopian economic science fiction via the practice of the labour commons.
Register online to reserve your place. Tickets are £5 or £10 but there are 10 free tickets for MDX staff and students. Includes lunch, refreshments and wine reception.
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9.30-10am: Registration and Coffee
10-10.15am: Welcome message with Dr Nico Pizzolato and Dr Daniel Ozarow. AOTP Convenors
10.15-11.30am: Panel 1: From workplace Democracy to Labour Commons
Chair: Dr Anne Daguerre
11.30-11.45am: Break and Coffee
11.45-1.15pm: Panel 2: Workers’ Control in Greece and Argentina
Chair: Sue Mew
2-3pm: World Café
If economics is a form of fiction, how can labour emancipate itself from this fiction, return to its essence, and reclaim a non-fictional economy?
3-4.15pm: Panel 3 Post-Capitalism
Chair: Dr Leandro Sepulveda- Ramirez
4.15-4.30pm: Break and Coffee
4.30-5.15pm: Keynote Speaker
5.15-5.30pm: Closing Remarks
Post Conference Reception