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Buckminster Fuller and Elaine de Kooning at Black Mountain College, Construction of the first dome.

Buckminster Fuller and Elaine de Kooning at Black Mountain College, Construction of the first dome.

A graphic short piece by Harvey Pekar entitled The Autodidact.

A graphic short piece by Harvey Pekar entitled The Autodidact.

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Day Release: Burrowing at the Edges/ Organising Otherwise

Facilitated by Tracey Potts and Janna Graham

16 Sep 2015

This study day looks at how we survive social institutions, introducing the concepts of Day Release (temporary exit) and burrowing (survival strategies from within), attempting to think about models of institution making that move beyond inside/outside configurations.Taking institutions of formal education as a focal point, the session will breakdown polarities between self-organised education: auto-didacticism, lay-research, self-help and sanctioned forms of knowledge production, that are increasingly aligned with profit, in order to think about more liberatory research and learning practices.
 
2pm 
Meet at Nottingham Contemporary, Reception (No need to book)
A drift through different areas of Nottingham in which lay studies and auto-didacticism and self-organised education have taken place.
 
4pm 
A seminar looking at the educational propositions of feminist collectives, indigenous organisers, civil rights activists and university occupiers and figures such as Buckminster Fuller, Isabelle Stengers, Paulo Freire, Ferdnand Oury, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Jacques Ranciere and others. Through our analysis we will endeavour to produce a DIY pamphlet.
 
 
7pm
Researching Otherwise: reporting on Higher Education and universities.
A lecture by Andrew McGettigan.
 
 
To book click the links below, or call 0115 948 9750

4pm - 6:30pm Seminar, The Studio 

7pm Lecture, Cafe.Bar 

 

Tracey Potts (University of Nottingham) is Lecturer in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies and researches all aspects of everyday material culture. She is currently working on a book entitled Neither Use Nor Ornament: A Cultural Biography of Clutter and Procrastination, which aims to be more than a monumental defence of her own lifestyle.
 
 
Andrew McGettigan works as a freelance higher education journalist and researcher. He is the author of The Great University Gamble: money, markets & the future of higher education (Pluto, 2013). His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Observer, Times Higher Education, Research Fortnight, London Review of Books and Radical Philosophy.
He also works at Central Saint Martins where he co-founded the Fine Art Maths Centre and previously worked with doctoral students. His reflections on fine art doctorates were published by Afterall in 2011. He has a PhD from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (now at Kingston University). He blogs on higher education financing at andrewmcgettigan.org.
 
 
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