Radio GAMeC 30 – New podcast with Chto Delat
Discover the new episode of Radio GAMeC 30, the new season of the museum’s radio station dedicated to the last 30 years of history. Ilaria Gianni talks with Chto Delat collective about the The Russian March of Million (2012)
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The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) was founded in early 2003 in Saint Petersburg by a workgroup of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism. The name of the group derives from a novel by the Russian writer Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and immediately brings to mind the first socialist worker’s self-organizations in Russia, which Lenin actualized in his own publication, “What is to be done?” (1902).
Chto Delat sees itself as an artistic cell and as a community organizer for a variety of cultural activities intent on politicizing “knowledge production”. The activity of the collective takes responsibility for a post socialist condition and actualization of forgotten and repressed potentiality of the Soviet past.
Working in a wide range of media, from its inception, the collective has been publishing an English-Russian newspaper focused on the urgent issues of Russian cultural politics, in dialogue with the international context.