AAB Submissions for: And I Didn’t Even Call the Police! Issue 2 / Spring 2013

March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

And I Didn’t Even Call the Police!
Issue 2 / Spring 2013

We are seeking submissions for About a Bicycles’ second issue to be launched Spring 2013. Our current project, Capital Life/Capital Labour, derives from our real and (real) affective relations to the current socio-economic situation.  This series is constituted by on-going discussions and outpourings on the precarious conditions of labour and life, nefarious actions and agents that led to the global economic crisis, and the way these events have become the ingrained (neo-liberal) state ideology which atomises the subject, severing empathetic ties between those in the subordinate classes.  Our reading list began with Christian Marazzi’s The Violence of FInancial Capital and continued with additional analysis of the post-modern consumer metropolis, producing an upsurge in fervorous anecdotes about unpaid labour in cultural production and the parasitic relationship between rent-as-profit and cognitive labour. Cultivating a common language and critical understanding of these not so disparate topics has been at the forefront of our project, and so has acknowledging the legitimacy of what we already knew and felt in our personal and shared daily experiences.

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Capitalism’s final frontier: it always comes back to modes of life

March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

We would love you all to join us this coming Thursday for the final session of AAB’s current project The Capital Labour/Capital Life Reading Group. We will be reading:

Ch.VI “The Buying and Selling of Labour-Power” + Ch.VIII “Constant Capital and Variable Capital” from Marx’s Capital

“From Capital-Labour to Capital-Life” – Maurizio Lazzarato

Please see schedule for .pdfs. Along the lines of reconfiguring labour as to acknowledge its function in everyday interstices, the principles pertaining to valuation must also be reaccessed. Where Marx spends time assessing capitalism’s roots in institutions, Lazzarato elucidates on modalities of sense and expression as the contemporary anchors enabling enterprises, without factories (organs), to create a world.

We also plan to discuss our proposal and shenanigans for the Rent Assembly and issue 2 of AAB (an email will be sent out promptly in regards to submissions).

See you all this Thursday!


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