A User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible

This is a short theoretical, strategic critical essay written in December 2010 during the student protests in London, and distributed at several occupied art schools in the city, reflecting on and trying to encourage new forms of political/symbolic action amongst art students and others in the current struggles against auesterity in the UK. The authors are theorist, art historian and activist Gavin Grindon, whose research focuses on the history of art-activism, and the artist-activist John Jordan, a founder of the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination: