Thu, 12 May 2022, 14:00 (BST)
As part of the SASE Salons
Business schools are institutions which act as loudspeakers for neoliberal capitalism with all its injustices and planetary consequences. If we see universities as institutions with responsibilities to the societies they inhabit, then we must challenge the common notion that ‘the market’ should be the primary determinant of the education they provide. I want to make the case for a radical alternative, in the form of a ‘School for Organising’. This institution would teach and research different forms of organising, instead of reproducing the dominant managerial model, helping us to discover alternative responses to the pressing issues of inequality and sustainability that we all face. One element of such a School will be anarchist ideas which have been, over the past two centuries, one of the most stimulating bodies of thought on the theory and practice of organization today. In this talk I will explain why anarchist experimentalism will be vital to help us shape our future, because anarchists have never been against organization.