The Philosophical Summit of the Poor held its fourth gathering in Caracas on Friday, October 3rd. Hundreds of people participated in open discussions about a range of issues exploring the culture and politics of the poor, and came to view the exhibit of paintings that had been birthed through collective creation and discussion.
The gathering was a prelude to the Bolivarian government’s Third Congress of Communal Culture, held over the weekend. During the closing events on Sunday evening, President Maduro announced that “Culture is a battlefield; it is the most important revolution.”
The Philosophical Summit of the Poor was organized by the Cayapo Collective but they refused to take ownership of the event and one organizer noted that “where there are two people discussing the anguish of the system that we inhabit in this moment, there is a philosophical summit of the poor.”