Interview with Dario Azzellini

Yes We Can: Worker-Owned Coops

Founded in 1973, (yes, that’s 45 years ago!) the Park Slope Food Coop is one of the oldest and largest consumer food coops in the country. It’s a presence in our lives, the source of our food, and a center for community engagement. And it’s also part of a larger coop movement that stretches back in time and exists in many parts of the world.

One Question in On State of Nature Blog

What does class struggle mean today?

What does class struggle mean today?

Class struggle, that is, the struggle between labour and capital, is not at all a concept that belongs to the past. In a world of growing inequality, it is a reality more pertinent than ever. A recent study has revealed that since 2008 the wealth of the richest 1% has been growing at an average of 6% a year, while the wealth of the remaining 99% of the world’s population has been growing by only 3%. By 2030, the world’s richest 1% will control nearly two-thirds of the world’s wealth.

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Documentary Screening & Discussion: "Occupy, Resist, Produce - Scop Ti"

Occupy, Resist, Produce – Scop Ti

A film by Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler

34 min., 2018

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Occupy, Resist, Produce

Solo exhibition of Oliver Ressler & Dario Azzellini / Curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad

Entrevista a Darío Azzellini

“La guerra ha llegado a ser la forma de hacer economía y no la interrupción de la economía”

Quisiera comenzar la entrevista con algunas referencias relativas a su formación y a su trayectoria intelectual.

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A 4-channel video installation by Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler

Within the framework of the exhibition

„CONSTRUCTING THE WORLD: ART AND ECONOMY 1919-1939 AND 2008-2018: … this topical exhibition is the first to illustrate the economy’s dramatic influence on art and to make global comparisons, demonstrating these in an analysis of two separate eras“

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Occupy, Resist, Produce

A 4-channel video installation by Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler, 131 min. (combined), 2014 – 2018

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„Occupy, Resist, Produce“ Eine 4-Kanal Videoinstallation von Dario Azzellini und Oliver Ressler

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung: KONSTRUKTION DER WELT: KUNST UND ÖKONOMIE - 1919-1939 UND 2008-2018: „… verdeutlicht diese Themenausstellung erstmals den dramatischen Einfluss der Ökonomie auf die Kunst in einem weltweiten Vergleich und zeigt dies in der Gegenüberstellung zweier Epochen auf.“ 

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Occupy, Resist, Produce

Eine 4-Kanal Videoinstallation von Dario Azzellini und Oliver Ressler, 131 min. (gesamt), 2014 – 2018 

Occupy, Resist, Produce - Scop Ti

Occupy, Resist, Produce - Scop Ti

Scop Ti is located in Gémenos, a small town near Marseille, in southern France. The plant was previously owned by Lipton, a subsidiary of Unilever. It used to produce herbal and fruit tea, as well as the 120-year-old local black tea brand Thé de l’Éléphant. In September 2010, Unilever decided to relocate production and the machines to Poland, closing the plant and putting 182 people out of their jobs. The workers, supported by the CGT union, immediately occupied their workplace. Initially, all 182 workers participated in the occupation; after three years, 76 remained active.

Dario Azzellini in: Council Democracy. Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics

"The Legacy of Workers’ Councils in Contemporary Social Movements"

„The return to public assemblies and direct democratic methods in the wave of the global "squares movements" since 2011 has rejuvenated interest in forms of council organisation and action. The European council movements, which developed in the immediate post-First World War era, were the most impressive of a number of attempts to develop workers’ councils throughout the twentieth century. However, in spite of the recent challenges to liberal democracy, the question of council democracy has so far been neglected within democratic theory.

Labour as a Commons: The Example of Worker-Recuperated Companies

This article argues that labour can be understood as a commons, located in the discussion of how commons can advance the transformation of social relations and society. To manage labour as a commons entails a shift away from the perception of labour power as the object of capital’s value practices, towards a notion of labour power as a collectively and sustainably managed resource for the benefit of society.