28th of April - 1st of May 2023
Friday, 3 - 7 pm CET
Saturday - Monday, 9 am - 1 pm CET
The group 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 invites all interested to join online sessions celebrating the 1st of May, on Georg Lukacs’ text 𝘛𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘥𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 (1923). This essay is part of Lukacs’ anthology 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴–𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴 (1919-1923). The sessions will be held between 28th of April and 1st of May 2023, in the frame of the project 𝘞𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.
“Organisation is the form of mediation between theory and practice. And, as in every dialectical relationship, the terms of the relation only acquire concreteness and reality in and by virtue of this mediation. The ability of organisation to mediate between theory and practice is seen most clearly by the way in which it manifests a much greater, finer and more confident sensitivity towards divergent trends than any other sector of political thought and action. On the level of pure theory the most disparate views and tendencies are able to co-exist peacefully, antagonisms are only expressed in the form of discussions which can be contained within the framework of one and the same organisation without disrupting it. But no sooner are these same questions given organisational form than they turn out to be sharply opposed and even incompatible.” (1)
In our reading group, we apply the ’thorough reading’ approach. This means that we read paragraph by paragraph, taking turns in reading, and we return to the sections that need further explanation. We are an international group and our online sessions are held in English. It is important to mention that this form of education requires patience, engagement and dedication. Besides working with the text, we also discuss a wide range of topics concerning daily politics and we politicise personal issues in order to tackle together the problems imposed by today’s capitalism. With this in mind, we build the group on the grounds of committed and critical camaraderie.
The sessions are recorded so that participants can refer back to them or listen if they cannot attend a particular session.
If one wants to join, please write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This reading group is part of the project 𝘞𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 organised by tranzit. ro/Iași in partnership with ZaCin (Belgrade), 1+1 (Iași), Quantic Association (Bucharest) and co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. This project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.
(1) Georg Lukacs’ text 𝘛𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘥𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 can be found online at: https://www.marxists.org/.../lukacs/works/history/ch08.htm.