World Congress of the Hedonist International June 9th to 13th 2011 in Riebau (Saxony-Anhalt)
The Hedonist International’s 2nd World Congress will take place from June 9th to June 13th. It will bring together people from all over the world who are interested in hedonism, to promote their networking and to open new perspectives for resistance. We will discuss theoretical concepts, try new forms of action, talk about social conflicts and about alternative methods of political intervention. Last but not least, we will experience that a happy and good living is possible – here and now. It is foreseen that contributions, panels, and workshops will be added spontaneously.
The Congress program is planned along the topics Protest, Party, and Action.
Contributions can deal with rather scientific topics like Predictive Behavioral Targeting, critique of ideology, religion or capitalist economy. They can discuss political concepts as the general basic income or the guarantee of access to public goods as transport, or housing. It could be the critics of lookism, sexism, or gentrification. Maybe you will like to discuss copyright problems, digital rights movement, or censorship. Last but not least, we hope to gather some interesting information about social movements all over the world that hedonists should know something about.
The lineup of strategical topics will be of similar manifoldness. It copes with questions as “How to politicize common party people?” or “What could Hedonist alliances look like?”. Is there something like a Hedonist agenda? How do we deal with social disparity? What is our concept of revolution, and do we even have one? Is Hedonism a political philosophy and, if yes, what does that mean? How can we become truly “international”? Are we to learn from the 1968 “fun gueriller@s”, and what would we like to respond them?
the preliminary schedule of the congress:
The congress will take place on the location of a former border casern and a former railway station in the village Riebau.