Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education

Thursday 11 April, 2013
6:30pm, $0

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9206

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Education outside of a traditional classroom is on the rise. Again. Spurred on by DIY culture, a tidal wave of student debt, and changes in technology, new non-traditional learning scenarios are emerging in many academic disciplines. 

Join a conversation with protagonists from Anhoek School, Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Machine Project, Mildred's Lane, New York Arts Practicum, NYC Resistor, Occupy University, School of Missing Studies (SMS), SOMA Summer, The Public School, and Trade School.

Moving beyond questioning whether these alternative spaces can produce meaningful learning, this roundtable seeks to bring together artists, educators, and scholars to present case studies of their experiments in this area, discuss why this is happening now, and explore the future of creative learning outside of the conventional classroom.

Some of the questions we seek answers to are: How is learning different in this model? What kind of social and cultural formations are possible in a DIY model that are not possible in a traditional classroom? Can non-accredited, unofficial and transitory programs replace the cultural capital aggregation and discursive community building that lies at the core of the contemporary school? What is the importance of some form of traditional or non-traditional accreditation in this process?


Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education
Apr 11, 2013, 6:30pm public roundtable
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9206
365 5th Avenue


Anhoek School, Mary Walling Blackburn
Brooklyn Brainery, Jen Messier & Jonathan Soma
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Ajay Singh Chaudhary & Abby Kluchin
Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Haley Mellin
Machine Project, Mark Allen
Mildred's Lane, J. Morgan Puett
New York Arts Practicum, Michael Mandiberg
NYC Resistor, Jon Santiago
Occupy University, Yukiko Hanawa and Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo
School of Missing Studies (SMS), Katherine Carl and Srdjan Jovanović Weiss
SOMA, Carla Herrera-Prats
The Public School, Nova Benway & Taeyoon Choi
Trade School, Aimee Lutkin & Caroline Woolard

Moderated by Michael Mandiberg.

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