1 History Is Not Over (February 12, 1934)
A report on unity, resistance, and historiography, drawing on Marc Bernard’s book The Workers’ Days of February 9 and 12 (1934), about the anti-fascist manifestations in Paris that gave rise to the Popular Front strategy. At the art center Mint on September 17, online October 15, 1|21 Press this autumn.
2 Must Be Written Later
A report on poetry, protest, the actuality of action, and the delay of writing, with reference to the prose poem “The Strike” by Tillie Lerner (later Olsen), a text about the wildcat strike in the San Francisco harbor in 1934, important for the emergence of the North American Popular Front movement. At Titanic on October 15, online November 8, in Chateaux in November.
3 Culture House Culture House Culture House
A report on social organization, the life of institutions, and the future of cultural policy, with reference to the special section on the French workers’ movement’s Maison de la culture in the daily Comœdia, on July 14, 1936. At Cyklopen on November 6, online November 22, in Stockholmstidningen in December.
4 To Philosophize With Labor
A report on solidarity, asceticism, and documentary literature, with reference to Simone Weil’s Factory Journal, that documents the author and philosopher’s experience as a workshop employee in two factories in Paris in 1934 and 1935. At Biskops Arnö in week 47, in Tydningen in January.
5 How Much Is Your Iron?
A report on extraction, crime, the possibility of realism, and the necessity of montage, with reference to Bertolt Brecht’s play How Much Is Your Iron? (1938), about Swedish iron ore export and neutrality politics in the period around the start of World War II. At Marabouparken on December 17, online in January, in Lulu-journalen in January.