Paul Chaney's 'Critical Camp Event #6'

24 Sep 2016 – 25 Sep 2016

Cost of entry

£15 - £20

Kestle Barton

England, United Kingdom


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Critical Camp # 6 – 'The Limits of Anarchy' with Paul Chaney, Matthew Wilson, 

Brendan Byrne and 

Marcy Saude. Workshop, talks, fireside meal and optional overnight camping with breakfast Sunday morning.


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.


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