18 May 2013, 2–5pm
The Showroom, London
“I feel more comfortable with a notion of “poaching” instead of piracy: poachers are those who in the shadow of the night make forays behind the enclosures of the owner’s land,capture their prey, and withdraw. I guess poaching, too, has a bad name, but I think both the scale and mode of intervention is more appropriate to describing off-the-radar cultural practices today.” “Usership stands opposed to the whole conceptual institution of ownership – the very thing that piracy, in its contemporary cultural coinage, like poaching and hacking, is supposed to challenge.” Stephen Wright, Lexicon of Usership.
This is one of three events organised during AND Publishing’s residency at The Showroom in London. More…