Marx and Capital: the Book the Concept, the History
The People’s Forum, 320 W 37th Street, New York, NY
Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday, August 11, 10:00am -1:00pm
Sliding Scale: $25 – $50
The People’s Forum, a new movement space for working-class and marginalized communities, is thrilled to announce our inaugural program, a week-long immersive course, Marx and Capital: the Book, the Concept, the History, with David Harvey.
This course will explore all three volumes of Marx’s Capital. The architecture of Capital as a book reflects his concept of capital as value in motion. He viewed capital as a loosely coupled ecosystem of diverse parts powered by the search for profit or surplus value. The three volumes of Capital construct different windows from which to study the evolution of this ecosystem. By putting the three volumes together we can build a more workable and realistic model of the evolutionary trajectory of capital over time and space.
This course’s instructor, David Harvey, is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His substantive interests lie in the study of urbanization and uneven geographical development of capitalism at a variety of scales, from local to global. He has also engaged in a project to illuminate and make more accessible an understanding of Marx’s Capital.
Please apply here. We are prioritizing applications of people from low-income and/or other marginalized communities. If you have questions, please email The People’s Forum Education Coordinator, Karen Zhou, email@example.com.