This is our monthly open discussion to cultivate values we believe will lead to increased personal well-being and social change (but we’ll see!)

Why anti?

  • Some of us don’t like work and we welcome people looking to a future with less work.
  • We don’t want this to be a chore or a bureaucratic grind but adaptive, flexible and accountable to who shows up.
  • It’s always free – we are not looking to turn this into a lifestyle brand.
  • It’s like “on a refait le monde” talk in a European cafe or the leisurely governance practices of the Indigenous American Creek* (involving hanging out, smoking, and drinking coffee)

*via Dawn of Everything by David Graeber & David Wengrow

Why workshop?

  • We work on a bit of structure to stay engaging and inclusive.
  • One or more core participants have experience in critical theory, facilitation, teaching, organizing and art/culture practice. There’s likely someone you can learn from – and we hope to learn from you!
  • We hope it can lead to personal change, further organizing or direct action, or inform whatever work you do.

What is it about?

  • work culture
  • political culture
  • everyday life culture (relationships, family, home, health, media, educations, consumption, city life)
  • personal & systemic transition

What is the structure?

Time: 1 hr. 30 min.+
Place: Jitsi video conference room or around LA
Agenda/Notes: NextCloud OnlyOffice share doc (unique link on calendar/email invite or Discord)

  1. Review Minimal Viable Structure & Code of Conduct*
  2. Personal intros*
  3. Collect questions or topics on a shared doc
  4. Discussion
    1. Set up the context of question or suggested topic
    2. Discuss
    3. Clarify when you’re done or check in periodically to see if people want to keep going or move to the next topic
    4. Take loose notes on references, project links or good points while respecting privacy
  5. Wrap up and get feedback (10 min. before end)
  6. People who want to keep going or revisit any topics are free to stay longer

*if there are new people

What are common topics?

  • challenges or victories
  • strategies for changing material conditions – what works, what doesn’t
  • new readings, media, ideas – especially as they connect to you
  • what new institutions, practices and habits could look like and what mindsets, interventions and actions could get us there