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The following groups meet in Philadelphia. For more information, visit the Groups Page at Incite Seminars.

 

Ludic Liberation Lab

First Thursday of every month, 6:30pm-8:30pm, from February 6.
Facilitator: Natalia Smirnov
Please fill out this form to join the group and receive updates of future events!

This group explores transformative and political game design, game-based pedagogy, and playful facilitation techniques. We gather together to play and learn from a variety of board, tabletop and card games, participatory simulations, war games, and pervasive and immersive game experiences as tools for political education and social change. Meetings include collective play, exploration of game mechanics and facilitation strategies, and collaborative design activities.

(Non)Buddhist Practice Group

Every other Monday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, from January 13th.
Facilitator: Glenn Wallis
Please fill out the registration form

This group combines short Zen-style sitting with dialogue along the lines of “non-buddhism.” (Here is a brief description of that concept.) The aim of non-buddhism is to “wrest the vital potentialities” that Buddhist theory and practice hold for the person, but to disable certain problematic tendencies associated with religions. We will explore, in practice and in theory, for example, how we might understand and benefit from the concept of “no-self” subtracted from the numerous over-determining Buddhist ideas that accompany this concept. The assumption is that the concept will then, and perhaps only then, become valuable material in our current situation.

Anarchist Reading Group

Every other Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, from January 16th.
Facilitator: Glenn Wallis
Please fill out the registration form

Contrary to its public perception as offering at best puerile reflections on society and life, classical anarchism actually produced a remarkable body of sophisticated theory. Much of this is surprisingly relevant to our contemporary world. This reading circle will begin by exploring works such as Errico Malatesta’s Anarchy, Peter Kropotkin’s Science and Anarchy, as well as works Voltairine De Cleyre, Mikhail Bakunin, Emma Goldman, and others. The four main areas that we will be concerned with are anarchist treatments of:

Value theory
Analysis and critique of society
Visions of future society
Views on strategic action

Visit the Groups Page at Incite Seminars.

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