Dr. Richard Barbrook is a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics & IR at the University of Westminster. He has just written Class Wargames, a book lying somewhere between academic text, resistance memoir, and rulebook for system smashing;
"Fusing together historical research on avant-garde artists, political revolutionaries and military theorists with narratives of five years of public performances, Class Wargames provides a strategic and tactical manual for overthrowing the economic, political and ideological hierarchies of early-21st century neoliberal capitalism. The knowlegde required to create a truly human civilisation is there to be discovered on the game board!"
"Class Wargames is an avant-garde movement of artists, activists, and theoreticians engaged in the production of works of ludic subversion in the bureaucratic society of controlled consumption."
Visionaries or leftist nutters? You can decide for yourself; for those unwilling to fork out £25 for the book, Barbrook's publishers are walking the walk they're talking - they've made Class Wargames available for free pdf download. Grab a copy from here.
Class Wargames is being launched with a game/ talk/ rave at the Red Gallery, Rivington Street, on October 24th - check out the facebook event page here for more details.