Think We Must: Philosophy of the Undercommons met every Tuesday night at Panoply Performance Laboratory. We sat on the floor on yoga mats, smoked, drank, and talked. We wrote questions on slips of paper and put them in a brown bowler hat and when the conversation needed an infusion we drew a question from the hat. At certain points, we drew out maps and diagrams of concepts but for the most part our work was conversational: philosophical discussion is in itself a complex practice that requires listening, recall and maintenance of multiple concepts and ways of seeing in the mind, formulation of pertinent speech acts, and development of vocabulary. Our practices enabled us to realize inquiries into questions such as How does one kill an idea? How do we project scales of human agency? Is language inherently reductive? Are concepts autonomous?
Esther Neff (organizer), Honey Jernquist, 3dwardsharp, Leili Huzaibah, Kaia Gilje, Mohammad Grout, Dave Koenig, Joaquin Croxetta, Marielle Pelissero, Arantxa Araujo