Category: Provocations

We publish short, provocative missives from undercommoners around the world aimed at catalyzing, educating, organizing and deepening the potentials of radical study and action. If you have a provocation you’d like us to consider for relay, please contact us.


Infracommuner dans, contre et au-delà de l’université-telle-quelle

The following is a French translation of our text Undercommoning within, against and beyond the university-as-such, first published by ROAR Magazine at Translation by an anonymous comrade. Infracommuns (n.) : Les réseaux de solidarité rebelle qui s’entrelacent dans, contre et au-delà des institutions dominantes et des structures de pouvoir Infracommuner (v.) : Le travail et processus, conscient et inconscient, d’entrelacer… Read more →


Undercommoning Within, Against and Beyond the University-as-Such

Originally published by ROAR Magazine: Undercommons (n.): The networks of rebellious solidarity that interlace within, against and beyond dominant institutions and power structures Undercommoning (v.): The conscious and unconscious labours and process of interlacing the undercommons The Undercommoning Project (n.): A network of radical organizers working in the shadow of the university. The University-as-Such (n.): Their dream, our nightmare. Beyond… Read more →


Call for Provocations: Stealing from the University – rolling deadline

Call for Provocations Stealing from the University: Within, Against & Beyond the Criminal Institution ** Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis ** This is not another call for papers about the University in Crisis. This is our first call for provocations that demand we go beyond familiar complaints and challenge ourselves to organize. Recent student-led uprisings at Missouri, Ohio State, Duke, Appalachian… Read more →


M Adams and Karma Chavez (Undercommoning Encounter 001, June 4 2015)

On June 4, 2015, Undercommoning held its inaugural workshop in Madison, Wisconsin. The closing session was our first Encounter session with M Adams and Karma Chavez, moderated by Thea Sircar. What is the role of university workers in supporting undercommoning and radical resistance occurring in our communities? How can we appropriate the resources of the university to take action beyond… Read more →