Educational Outliers

Education outside of the traditional classroom is on the rise. Again. New non-traditional learning scenarios are emerging in many academic disciplines, spurred on by DIY culture, a tidal wave of student debt, and changes in technology. These texts document the actions and intentions of the educators, artists, scholars, organizers and activists from 13 projects and programs. Prepared for a two-part workshop and colloquium in April 2013, this dossier will be the foundation for a year long seminar series at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Educational Outliers

Michael Mandiberg

Education outside of the traditional classroom is on the rise. Again. New non-traditional learning scenarios are emerging in many academic disciplines, spurred on by DIY culture, a tidal wave of student debt, and changes in technology. Moving beyond questioning whether … Continue reading “Educational Outliers”

Machine Project

Mark Allen

  Machine Project was founded in 2003 as a gallery and community space in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. We collaborate with artists to promote site-specific non-commercial works; provide classes and workshops relating to technology, performance, and other … Continue reading “Machine Project”

Brooklyn Brainery

J Soma and Jen Messier

  The Brainery is a community classroom for all of New York City. We want to connect passionate amateur teachers with students looking for an introduction to a topic. We aim for breadth of topics rather than depth, a focus … Continue reading “Brooklyn Brainery”

Interview between the Bruce High Quality Foundation and BHQFU’s current dean, Haley Mellin

bruce high quality foundation and Haley Mellin

  Haley Mellin: What is the Bruce High Quality Foundation? Bruce High Quality Foundation: The Bruce High Quality Foundation creates installations, videos, paintings, sculptures, performances, and institutions that reveal our collective creative agency within the seemingly monolithic forces of art … Continue reading “Interview between the Bruce High Quality Foundation and BHQFU’s current dean, Haley Mellin”

Anhoek School

mary walling blackburn

  Sputiamo su Hegel! We spit on Hegel — Carla Lonzi, Roman, of Rivolta Femminile[1]. Anhoek School is both art project and roving educational experiment. It disrespects some of its elders; it spits on Hegel (in the spirit of Rivolta … Continue reading “Anhoek School”

School of Missing Studies

Srdjan Jovanovic and Katherine Carl

School of Missing Studies (SMS) explores the knowledge that slips through the disciplines of architecture, urban planning, history and art but seems to flow freely in unbounded spaces and networks. It takes a collaborative and experimental practice to scout for … Continue reading “School of Missing Studies”

New York Arts Practicum

Michael Mandiberg

New York Arts Practicum is a summer arts institute where participants experientially learn to bridge their lives as art students into lives as artists in the world. The program is structured around apprenticeships with mentor artists, a critique seminar where … Continue reading “New York Arts Practicum”

The Public School

nova benway

The Public School is a free school whose curriculum is determined by participants. It was founded in 2007 in Los Angeles in the basement of Telic Arts Exchange and has branches in a number of cities around the world. It … Continue reading “The Public School”

SOMA

carla herrera-prats

  SOMA is a non-profit experimental arts organization conceived to nurture discussion and exchange in the field of contemporary art and education in Mexico City. SOMA’s mission is to provide a forum for dialog among Mexican and international artists and … Continue reading “SOMA”

Occupy University

occupy university

Occupy University (OccU) grew out of the Education and Empowerment working group of the Occupy Wall Street movement in fall 2011. Initially named Nomadic University, OccU was formed with the goal of creating a university for everyone, at which education … Continue reading “Occupy University”