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Category Archives: Monika

History directed by the action: how is Organizing Rocks affecting my life?


This is a post written by our friend and colleague Michał Zawadzki: I remember my first experience with Organizing Rocks project in 2015. I just came back to Krakow after amazing postdoc period at Gothenburg Research Institute and was missing Sweden so much. It was my academic colleague, Monika Kostera, who shared the Org Rock blog to me, knowing that my soul suffers a lot. Reading the blog for the […]

Organizing rocks goes to Krakow!


On November 9-13, we are invited to Krakow, Poland, to give talks and live concerts about Organizing rocks, at the Jagiellonski University as well as down town Krakow. It’s a fantastic opportunity to tell stories on research method and on mining, labour and power, through a mix of talking, showing images and videos, and playing music. Perhaps the most evident, positive effect (so far) from our decision to go public from […]

The rhythms of the mine are those of rock’n roll


Please welcome another guest blogger, management professor Monika Kostera. Monika uses poetry to capture our project: Tune in! Hear the underground humming, hear the rumble of darkness, the dungeons abuzz Join in! Growl the chorus, dance the machines It’s all right, we know where you’ve been This is ethnography of the heart and bone, it resonates with the ribcage, makes you stomp the resistance: We are all miners, we will […]