‘The Sitting Room University presents The White Square Society: The ‘Possibility of the Impossible’
A twelve week, seminar-style reading and discussion group focusing on radical political philosophy. The ‘Possibility of the Impossible’ was devised by Matthew Cole from the White Square Society. It was originally held at the Arts Admin Studio in Toynbee Street, London, in collaboration with The Haircut Before The Party; following the success of the course and the strength of the reading list we thought it would be a good idea to run The ‘Possibility of the Impossible’ here in Nottingham.
The first session will be held on the 1st February beginning at 7pm in the Attic Space at One Thoresby Street. All are welcome whether they are familiar with the subject or not, actively politically engaged or just interested in learning new things. In line with the ethos of the original project we “strongly encourage female, queer, and non-white persons to attend”.
For each of the two hour sessions we hope to facilitate and encourage a horizontal, supportive and collective learning environment, we are hoping that each of the sessions will be fully participatory as their success will depend upon explorative dialogue between all those present. This is not a ‘taught course’. We will endeavour to cover all the texts for each week’s session but, obviously due to time, this may not always be possible. Do not worry if you cannot read all of the texts (but great if you can!), please select one or two to engage with for each session. The reading is available here and via USB stick at each of the meetings. If you have any trouble downloading etc then please e-mail us and we can provide the texts: firstname.lastname@example.org - we will also endeavour to provide printed copies.’