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Organizing hope: pluriversal concrete utopias against and beyond the value form

ABSTRACT:

What is the form of utopia today? By establishing an elective affinity between autonomy and Bloch's hope principle, the author of this paper defines autonomy as 'the art of organising hope'. It is a 'concrete utopia' that challenges the parameters of legibility of certain reality: denies, creates, contradicts with, against and beyond the State, and produces an untranslatable surplus in the capitalist, patriarchal, and colonial language. The principle of hope connects indigenous and non-indigenous autonomous practices. Both are pluriversal utopias that navigate within the open veins of capital by opposing to its invisible existence some alternative realities that 'have not yet', but can be anticipated thus illuminating the darkness of the present.

Keywords:
Social and indigenous movements; Pluriversality; Concrete utopia; Value; Hope

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