There's so many struggles going on within the University system right now, from Austria to the LCC and London Met stuff in London, to UC Santa Cruz etc. I wonder what take we can discuss on the merits of struggles within (and sometimes against) the University? Here's a detailed discursive project:
"Toward a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, The Production of Knowledge, and Exodus from the Education Factory"
Edu-factory is planning to build up a transnational network of research, education and knowledge production, based on struggles, experiments and experiences that already exist across the globe.
"Toward a Global Autonomous University" is the book edited by the edu-factory collective based on two years of web-based discussion on conflicts and transformations of the university.
This book is a tool to articulate student and faculty struggles within university systems at the global level and to build up a global autonomous university. We do not want to enter the education market. On the contrary, our aim is to open a process of conflict in the knowledge production system and question its mechanisms of hierarchisation.
EduFactory Book Release and Panel London 24/11
Tuesday November 24th 4-6pm
Francis Bancroft Building, Room 3.26
University of London, Queen Mary, Mile End Road, London
edu-factory & Queen Mary University present Toward a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, The Production of Knowledge, and Exodus from the Education Factory edu-factory Collective (2009 Autonomedia)
A panel discussion with:
Marc Bousquet (Santa Clara University)
Anna Curcio (edu-factory)
Mary Evans (University of Kent)
Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmiths )
Gigi Roggero (edu-factory)
Stevphen Shukaitis (Autonomedia)
Chair: Stefano Harney (Queen Mary)
Reception to follow