The Communifesto

The PyGgRG Communifesto for Fuller Geographies offers a set of strategies and tactics at a time when academic life feels precarious, individualistic, and relentlessly competitive, when many radicals feel discontented with, maladjusted to and estranged from the academy. It’s a self-consciously “embryonic” document – a “communiqué”; a “work in progress” – “something we can continue to develop” as critical scholars resist and refuse harmful new developments in the university and creatively and constructively struggle for personal and disciplinary security.

You can read about it here:

http://radicalantipode.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/communifesto-for-fuller-geographies.pdf

In September 2012 Antipode invited seven responses to the communifesto, interventions which would pull at its threads not to unravel them but to spin them on or stitch them into something new. The responses are as creative and constructive as the piece that stimulated them, but are certainly not uncritical; we present them here and invite you, the reader, to join the conversation by commenting below. In a month or two, PyGyRG will reply and, we hope, the communifesto will develop as a living resource.

You can read about it here:

http://antipodefoundation.org/2012/10/15/symposium-on-the-participatory-geographies-research-groups-communifesto-for-fuller-geographies-towards-mutual-security/

Our response is here:

http://radicalantipode.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/pygyrg-reply.pdf

You can also read a more recent article (published 12 February 2015) we wrote for the Antipode website here:

http://antipodefoundation.org/2015/02/12/reading-groups-as-radical-research-practice/

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