What would be necessary to transform “design” into a discipline of un-disciplinary moves and motions, into a practice of possibility and an articulation of becoming?
From: “Hidden Labor and the Delight of Otherness: Design and Post-Capitalist Politics” by Tom Holert
Tom Holert speaking tomorrow at Casco’s OPEN SEMINAR: ’The Labours of Shine’ (2012)
2:51 pm • 15 April 2013
The Promise of Deschooling
Politics, Pedagogy, Culture, Self-design, Community Control.
”(…)All the time you are in school, you learn through experience how to live in a dictatorship. In school you shut your notebook when the bell rings. You do not speak unless granted permission. You are guilty until proven innocent, and who will prove you innocent? You are told what to do, think, and say for six hours each day. If your teacher says sit up and pay attention, you had better stiffen your spine and try to get Bobby or Sally or the idea of Spring or the play you’re writing off your mind. The most constant and thorough thing students in school experience — and learn — is the antithesis of democracy.(…)”
In the framework of “Yours in Solidarity – Reading Anarchism” at New Art Space Amsterdam, Ahmet Ogüt was leading trough the “The Promise of Deschooling”, a text from Matt Hern from 1998.
Ogüt himself was involved setting up ”The Silent University”, which is an autonomous knowledge exchange platform by and for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
The reference list of their website is definetely worth checking: http://thesilentuniversity.org/category/references/
1:37 pm • 1 April 2013
Dramatize Your Housing Struggle
Workshop by Anja Groten during a residency at RoodNoot in Utrecht, initiated by mileskm
During “Dramatize Your Housing Struggle” the participants are going to co-create a written theater play.
Using writing as well as visual production and physical exercise, the focus of exploration will be the unknown field of play writing and the utilization of the possibilities of amateurism.
The content matter will be a one example of a housing struggle. Together we will look at the “casting” of a classic struggle (owner / landlord / housing corporation / tenants / squatters / anti-squatters / neighbors / municipality /…). We will use the possibilities of speculation and imagination to generate multiple story-lines and to collectively tackle a complex issue such as a housing struggle without simplifying it.
Contact mileskm to participate…
12:22 pm • 1 April 2013
Picture found at School of Missing Studies facebook page - check out here
Photo: CLUI Morgan Cowles Archive
7:18 pm • 8 March 2013
“I hasten to reply to this appeal by sending you a fifty franc bank note drawn on the Bank of Zurich, which I received from a compatriot living in Switzerland and who claims to have borrowed fifty francs from me twenty years ago. I would like to rid myself of this bill as quickly as possible, and here’s why: it smells bad. It gives off an odour of donkey that makes me nauseous.” – Heinrich Heine
From: On the composition of lasagna a caprice on horses
10:49 am • 24 February 2013
An article at KALEIDOSCOPE Issue 5 - January 2010 about the “Museum of non participation” by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler - read here
Picture found at Archive of Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis
2:25 pm • 11 October 2012
Build Your Own University Education as Political Strategy
“… The distinct premise of the projects that take this approach to education is that the process and space of learning becomes a political experiment in and of itself.
By Tim Ivison & Tom Vandeputte
12:48 pm • 17 September 2012
Canto Ostinato - dervish dance and organ
A Dervish or Darvesh is someone treading a SufiMuslim ascetic path or “Tariqah”, known for their extreme poverty and austerity. The dervish dance or “sufi whirling” is a form of physically active meditation which originated among Sufis, and which is still practiced.
2:39 pm • 21 August 2012