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”
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”
Sputiamo su Hegel! We spit on Hegel — Carla Lonzi, Roman, of Rivolta Femminile. 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”
We initially drafted this piece as a series of propositions and reflections to circulate to the group in advance of the workshop/roundtable discussion, in response to a set of prompts. We decided to preserve that form in the final … Continue reading “An Assessment, and a Small Intervention: On Pedagogy and Intellectual Community”
This is an excerpt of a working document used from 2010-2013, written in 2010 by Caroline Woolard for Trade School New York. The full document is available here: http://tradeschool.coop/public/startaTS.pdf Principles What: Trade School is a learning experiment where teachers … Continue reading “Dear Potential Trade School Organizer”
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”
An Interview with Matthew Frye Jacobson.
Michael Mandiberg: So tell us about the Historian’s Eye project…
Matthew Frye Jacobson: This started for me back in about 2007-2008. I was trying to think about different ways of getting intellectual work out in the world, continuous with all the writing I’ve done but in a different register. Read more
With so much affect percolating in the public discourse around the recent spate of gay teen suicides, what can an academic teach-in offer vis-à-vis these events? This Periscope dossier features an eclectic collection of essays, blogs, position papers, and op-eds from a multidisciplinary group of scholars zeroing in on a spectrum of issues, from gay rage and new technologies of sexuality to anti-bullying legislation. It organizes a kind of online teach-in, a portal to the multiple conversations and action happening around the country about gay teen suicide.
At this point in my career I find myself situated in two different worlds of the university: I teach for gender and sexuality studies (my course at the moment is called “Bodies Out of Bounds”), and I co-edit a … Continue reading “Bridging Feminist / Queer Theory and Practice”
“So many scholars read anxiously, with a hope not to learn, not to be discomposed by learning. They fish in indexes looking for confirmation of not being trumped, they skim the surface hoping that no phrase catches them. The aversion … Continue reading “A Teaching (I) and (II)”