|Ned Rossiter on Fri, 2 Mar 2007 02:32:15 +0100 (CET)|
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|<nettime-ann> edu-factory: transnational project on university transformations|
. [3rd time lucky, maybe?!]
We would like to invite your participation in a new transnational project entitled edu-factory. The idea of the project is to explore conflicts in the contemporary production of knowledge and to examine the contemporary transformations of the university. The project takes the form of an email discussion list with an accompanying website. In the first instance, we will run a structured email discussion entitled ‘Conflicts in the Production of Knowledge’ (22 February – 22 May 2007).
A number of researchers and activists from various global locations will make scheduled posts to the list (participants include Patrick Bond, Marc Bosquet, Amit Basole, Silvia Federici, Brian Holmes, Andrew Ross, Chandra Mohanty, Jie-Hyun Lim, Angela Mitropoulos and Jon Solomon). The discussion will explore topics such as:
- The paradigmatic nature of the university as a site of struggle in the contemporary knowledge/information economy - The rise of student movements in some locations (e.g., CPE movement in France, NYU strike) and their absence/decline in others - Cognitive capitalism, transformations in labor relations, precarity and the devaluation of degrees - The ambivalence of oppositional knowledges as challenges to institutional power and as processes of domestication - The changing relations between universities and cities, territorial administrations and global flows - The invention of new kinds of nomad universities and experiments in autonomous education
The aim of the discussion is to sound out the geographically disjunctive relations between the participants, creating a collective knowledge of globalising society that in turn contributes directly to the theme of university transformations and the construction of new forms of relation and resistance.
To subscribe to the edu-factory list please send an empty email message to the following address:
Further information about the project is available at the edu-factory site:
We look forward to your participation and ask you to distribute this invitation widely through your networks.
The edu-factory collective, ESC Atelier Occupato, Roma (http://www.escatelier.net)
Alberto DeNicola Annetta Curcio Brett Neilson Claudia Bernardi Davide Sacco Francesco Brancaccio Gigi Roggero Paolo Do Simone Capra
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