Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune 2052-2072, co-authored by Eman Abdelhadi and M.E. O’Brien, is a series of fictional interviews with future revolutionaries. Through tumultuous decades of ecological, economic and political crises, people worldwide discover and build the commune form. Everything for Everyone is at once a cartography of revolution, a work of imaginative science fiction, and a hard look at what it might truly mean to envision the end of the current social order. When regimes of the nation state, markets, family and gender have fractured, the forces of counter-revolution are unable to coalesce, and people have nowhere to turn but to each other, what emerges is worth striving for.
We interview Eman and M.E. about the use of utopian imagination, writing about the future, the oral history form, trauma, healing and mass consciousness, the roles of culture and ideology, and collective power in crisis.
M.E. O’Brien is on Twitter @genderhorizon.
We reference the 2019 article in PInko Magazine, ‘Communizing Care’ in the episode.
NYC Trans Oral History Project: https://nyctransoralhistory.org/.
Eman Abdelhadi is on Twitter as @emanabdelhadi and instagram as @eabdelhadi.
Everything for Everyone is published by Common Notions.
Guest music by Hidden Benjamin: Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
Art by Eli Liebman: https://elimack.weebly.com/