Por Convención Ferrer
The Northwest of England, Anarchosyndicalism and Time Travel
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
From 1910 to 1918, on October 13 of each year, Por Convención Ferrer provided a forum in Liverpool for anyone to propose any subject of their choosing “for free and open discussion.” Named after the executed Spanish educationalist Francisco Ferrer y Guardia, the event often involved the contributions of a small though significant network of Anarchist activists. This volume uses text and images by the artist David Jacques in order to bring the Por Convención Ferrer conferences into the present—beginning with a concocted archive and ranging from a series of mementoes in the form of pennants to a multivocal juxtaposition of storylines informed by time travel—in order to highlight the work and activities of this highly influential group of political activists.