No School! Automatic for the People II

7.00—8.30pm, Tuesday 16 July 2019
Reading Session 7.00 – 8.30pm

Join us for the second session of Automatic for the People, a reading group on the hopes and struggles of technology – you can read more about the reading group here. Collective reading and discussion of the text will be followed by a screening of Kajsa Dahlberg’s film Reach, Grasp, Move, Position, Apply Force (2014-2015).

You do not have to have attended the previous reading session in order to join us for the second one. Pre-reading whilst helpful and encouraged, is not required. You are welcome to attend the screening, starting at 9pm, without joining the reading group.

If you wish to attend the reading group, please book your place by emailing us at by the 12 July 2019. No booking is necessary to attend the screening.

For the second session, we will be reading Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s ‘Time, Acceleration, and Violence’ (2011). The essay examines the ways in which the introduction of technology in labouring and everyday practices has shaped the relationship between time, work, leisure, and value.

Further information:

No School! is a learning programme inspired by the value crisis of desperate measures, desiring the political agency of wrongness, badness, inefficiency, laziness and defeat, heartbreak and loneliness. No School! also wants for contradiction, publics, furniture, hooting joyous clapping shouts of laughter, good food shared and the logical contortions of revolutionary praxis.

Practically, No School! is a series of workshops and events, whose existence is in debt to histories of radical pedagogy and self-organised education.


This event is open to everyone.

If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know via and we can advise if we are able to accommodate. Please note that unfortunately Rhubaba does not have a wheelchair accessible toilet or any baby changing facilities and has one gender neutral bathroom. The gallery space is accessible by wheelchair; please email in advance (or knock!) and staff will assist with the door. Assistance dogs are welcome.