Is a society without rulers possible? While anarchy seems like the simplest of political ideas, it soon gives rise to difficult questions about human nature, our ability to self-organise, and the necessity of governance and social rule. Following a dramatic event such as that envisaged in 'Lizard Exit Plan', would something like a state inevitably emerge? Does a society in recovery from apocalypse need strong rulers, or communal solidarity?
In the final Critical Camp we investigate the balance between social organisation and freedom, and work towards designing a system of governance for the Realm of New Lizard.
Speakers: Matthew Wilson – Political activist, researcher, and author of Rules Without Rulers (Zero Books 2014): a brave and constructive analysis highlighting the limits of contemporary horizontalist and anti-capitalist ‘folk politics’. Brendan Byrne – Activist and artist. Marcy Saude - Media theorist specialising in the representation of apocalypse in popular culture.