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|[Nettime-nl] *BEYOND PRECAIR: precarious labour/migration/the city* (12.2,a'dam)|
From: Merijn <firstname.lastname@example.org> Flexmens, Greenpepper Project and SearchWeb present: *BEYOND PRECAIR: precarious labour/migration/the city* A critical public forum examining the precarisation of everyday life within and beyond the Netherlands intersecting the changing nature of work, precarity and migration, and new strategies for metropolitan struggles. Issues and themes to be debated include: flexible labour, illegalised and informal work, social exclusion, strategies for demanding social rights to open citizenship, housing and income and local organisation for EuroMayDay 2005. *Featuring:* Precarias a la Derive (Madrid, Spain), Marizio Lazzarato (Italy), the London Particular (London, UK), P2P Fightsharing (Rome, Italy) and local groups such as Vrije Ruimte, .. and more (tbc) *When:* 12 February 2005 , 14:00 19:00 *Where:* Amsterdam, The Netherlands, venue tbc. Free registration, but email email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> to confirm attendence. For more information and updates, see www.precairforum.nl <http://www.precairforum.nl/> .. *Background information: * [need to add/amend concept info here] In France, organised spectacle workers (the /intermittents/) have ignited widespread public debate about the role of knowledge and culture in the reproduction of capital by occupying public spaces and disrupting cultural events. In the Spanish state, groups opposed to the recent /Forum Universal de las Culturas/ (such as /Assemblea de Resistencies al Forum/ 2004) have used the term to oppose the widespread privatisation and regeneration of urban space in Barcelona. In Italy, radical groups (such as the ChainWorkers: www.chainworkers.org) have developed organised flex / temp / brain / chainworkers around events such as EuroMayDay 2004 http://www.euromayday.org <http://www.euromayday.org/>. Yet in the Netherlands, this term (precarity) is little known and rarely used by those most affected by the worst excesses of neoliberalism.** * * *Proposed Structure: * * * - introductions and First Assemblies: (1.5 hrs) - Precarious Work: flexibilisation / immaterial labour/ featuring short films of Intermittents (France) and Milan Mayday 2004 (Italy) and discussion by Marizio Lazzarato, (30 mins) * * - Migration: informal economies / illegalised featuring short films and discussion by Precarias a la Derive (30mins) - the City: from gentrification to precarisation - strategies for reappropriation (30 mins) featuring short films and discussion by the London Particular (UK), Vrije Ruimte (NL), Berlin for Free campaigns and :::: break (for soup) :::: Introduction to the Workshops (1.5hrs) a) organising temps/partimers/flexworkers in the Netherlands critical debate aimed at creating strategies for organising actions for Euromayday 2005 in the Netherlands. b) migration and c) the question of housing strategies for organising against the privatisation of social housing in the Netherlands Closing discussion: ::: break for dinner ::: Screening and presentation of the new Precarity DVD-zine by P2P Fightsharing (Italy) (I.5 hrs)
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