1. Public Editorial Meetings
        2. Other Survivalisms
        3. Video

        The Commons as the Survival of the “Public”

        Panel with Andrea Phillips, Mark Fisher, and Massimiliano Mollona, moderated by Simon Sheikh

        16 May 2014

      1. The first session explores the questions of the commons and cooperatives as modes of ensuring the survival of the notion of the public. Taking as its example the so-called “public” institution of art and culture, the session investigates organizational models as political forms, asking how current processes of governmentality and marketization can be reversed and how we might reclaim management from neoliberal discourse, thus positing instituting anew as an alternative rather than an exit strategy or mere symptom of anti-institutionalization. At stake are the questions of how we wish to organize ourselves and whether self-instituting is an effective means of survival now that the state seems to be withering away.