Notes from The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study (2)

Subway Riders, 2013 CC BY-NC 2.0 Susan Sermoneta

Subway Riders, 2013 CC BY-NC 2.0 Susan Sermoneta

[…] We’re more than politics, more than settled, more than democratic. We surround democracy’s false image in order to unsettle it. Every time it tries to enclose us in a decision, we’re undecided. Every time it tries to represent our will, we’re unwilling. Every time it tries to take root, we’re gone (because we’re already here, moving).[…]

from
The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study
by Stefano Harney & Fred Molten

Notes from The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study

Uno Dei Tanti (One of Many), 2005 CC-BY-SA2.0 Fabio Venni

Uno Dei Tanti (One of Many), 2005 CC-BY-SA2.0 Fabio Venni

In the trick of politics we are insufficient, scarce, waiting in pockets of resistance, in stairwells, in alleys, in vain. The false image and its critique threaten the common with democracy, which is only ever to come, so that one day, which is only never to come, we will be more than what we are. But we already are. We’re already here, moving. We’ve been around.[…]

 

from
The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study
by Stefano Harney & Fred Molten