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This issue is published on occasion of the exhibition project “What is to be done? … the urgent need to struggle” at ICA, London (09.09.2010-24.10.2010)
All texts that are not marked were published in Chto Delat? newspapers between 2003-2010/ Layout by Nikolay Oleynikov
Thanks to everyone – friends, comrades, readers and all who supported our publications

Video version of audio-guide of the show

Photo Documentation of the show 

personal documention of the show and making of by Dmitry Vilensky

Documentation of the Learning Play

learning play – What Struggle do we have in common? from chto delat on Vimeo.

Participants: Jelena Vesic (Prelom collective – Belgrade), Vladan Jeremic (Biro Belgrade), Carrot Workers Research Group (London), Alexander Skidan and Dmitry Vilensky, Chto Delat collective (Russia), Factory of Found Clothes (St. Petersburg), Nina Gasteva (Iguana Dance (St. Petersburg), Steve Edwards (Historical Materialism – London), Turbulence (London), Unltra-Red (London); Ehsan Fardjadniya (Parachute-Artists (Nomad)), Amsterdam; Marina Vishmidt; Vladimir Jeric (Vlidi – Belgrade)

Based on 48 hours Communal Life Seminar

Presented by Factory of Found Clothes & Chto Delat, choreography of Nina Gasteva, and the participants of the 48 Hour Communal Life Seminar:

The title-question the play What struggles do we have in common? addresses the urgency of reconsidering the cultural field as a battle ground – where different forces of politics, aesthetics and ideology are confronting each other. That’s why the play scrutinizes the rather typical conflictual situation when artist/intellectuals who have chosen the necessity of carrying on their work in a framework of institutional landscape are confronted with the protest of activists who consider this position as a betrayal of political agenda in a favor of branding a personal/collective carriers detached from any political relevance.

Through the www this conflict and its different aspects we suggest the public to engage with this issues and try to find a way how to resolve the conflict otherwise.

Some responses to the project:

ICA journal Roland on the Chto Delat?

blog by Sarat J. Young

BBC about the show (in Russian)

Charlotte Jansen review on the show at ICA “The Urgent Need to Struggle” published at Artslant, London

Christopher Collier blog

Review at by HELEN WILSON

Some reflections of the influence of the exhibition on student protests

Precarious Workers Brigade; Fragments Toward an Understanding of a Week that Changed Everything…