Hopscotch Reading Room is a new-ish space in Berlin whose aim is to expand and deepen the experience of the non-western world in the realms of discourse and literature. We do this with an extensive and constantly growing selection of books, papers and other material from the various publishing centers that flourish outside the Western orbit.
We complement this with an extensive programme of events—readings, discussions, screenings and workshops and reading groups—that draws upon the vibrancy, political agency and the cosmopolitan texture of this unique city. We are guided by a vision of a world rich in fugitive visions and mongrel tongues; resplendent, unbidden.
Hopscotch Reading Room is currently hosting six Tuesday evening readings of Alex Vitale’s ‘The End of Policing’ organised by NMMMM.
Published by Verso and extremely relevant to our current climate, ‘The End of Policing’ “attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice—even public safety.”
You do not have to have read the book to attend—we read & talk together in the ‘interrupted’ style of NMMMM. Because this book is fairly dense we will read one chapter together in the group, and then the next at home. Even if you skip your homework, come along and join the discussion!