A Users Guide to
Demanding the Impossible
by the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination
This guide is not a road map or instruction manual. It’s a match struck in the dark, a homemade multi-tool to help you carve out your own path through the ruins of the present, warmed by the stories and strategies of those who took Bertolt Brecht’s words to heart: “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”
It was written in a whirlwind of three days in December 2010, between the first and second days of action by UK students against the government cuts, and intended to reflect on the possibility of new creative forms of action in the current movements.
A Users Guide to (Demanding) the Impossible
Available from this site, Autonomedia, AK Press, and AK UK.
You can also download it here: A User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible.
US: $8 / UK: £5 / £3 from this site
64 pages, A6 size
Release date June 1st, 2011.
Furtherfield Interview with John Jordan & Gavin Grindon about the book here.