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Thinking the Impossible: Beyond Representation (An edited transcription of a debate evening in the anarachist social centre)

The article contains the edited transcription of the discussion on the crisis of representation, held in the anarchist social centre [A]-Infoshop on Metelkova, on February 21st 2013, and entitled Beyond Representation. It was an event in the debate series Thinking the Impossible, which arose as one of the initiatives of the Anticapitalist Bloc, which was created within the heat of uprisings, and brought together antiauthoritarian, antifascist, anarchist, radical, emancipatory, and autonomous collectives, initiatives and individuals. The debate circle addresses contemporary issues of the struggle against capitalism in a horizontal manner. The transcription is accompanied by a brief theoretical reflection on some of the most pressing issues of today: the crisis of the concept of representation, crisis of the concept of (liberal, consensual, parliamentarian) democracy as a regulator between law and economy, crisis of the concept of the state as a model enabling violence of the system. In addition to the claim that none of the above concepts can represent real politics as an idea of radical equality since they are based on the idea of inequality, exploitation and domination, the article focuses on several horizontal, autonomous and solidarity practices that were opening spaces of opportunity of the impossible as a true politics of emancipation during the uprisings in Slovenia in 2012/2013.


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Issue No. 257 - Anarchism: Beyond of the Existing
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2014 , volume volume 42 , issue issue 257