Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, 1st Floor, Smith Warehouse
The seminar is now full, and we are unable to accept additional people to the wait-list. If you have questions, contact bp75[at]duke[dot]edu.
This seminar will attend to the problem of the common sense, the sensing of the commons not in its abstraction (as a desire or a virtuality) but as a sense more related to Williams’ commonly held sense of collective experience, an experience we can call a “structure” only because it can be returned to. For these two hours we will think about what a structure is, what a sense of sensing is and stands for, and how we may document what’s involved in collectively holding them. Background readings (readings to be referred to without having recently to be read) include: Williams, "Structure of Feeling" and Foucault, "Friendship as a Way of Life." Readings from which actively we will derive a sense of the common structure: Bifo Berardi, from Precarious Rhapsody; Julianna Spahr, from The Transformation, Fred Moten and Stephano Harney, “University as Undercommons.”