Learning

18-24 March 2013

FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects—Learning Place

a week-long educational performance with around 200 students from educational institutes around the world

Learning Place, FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellation, Prospects, Berlin, 18–24 March 2013, photo: Ernie Buts

During a week-long educational performance, around 200 students from educational institutes around the world engage on topics such as the commodification of knowledge, critique of creativity, and functioning of edu-industries in today’s cognitive capitalism. Learning Place sets out to strip the dominant educational practice of its self-evident normality and thus foster its critique and necessary transformation.

With contributions by: Bini Adamczak, Ute Meta Bauer, Beatrice von Bismarck, Arianna Bove, Tania Bruguera, Julie Burchardi, Chen Chieh-jen, Chto Delat?/What is to be done?, Keti Chukhrov, Katja Diefenbach, Helmut Draxler, Köken Ergun, Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani, Tom Holert, Antonia Josten, Gal Kirn, Adi Keter, Brigitta Kuster, Maurizio Lazzarato, Dieter Lesage, Li Ran, Maria Lind, Isabell Lorey, Esther Lu, Katja Mayer, Angela Melitopoulos, Andrea Milat, Stefan Nowotny, Ahmet Ögüt, Alexei Penzin, Ozren Pupovac, Tihana Pupovac, Gerald Raunig, David Riff, Theo Röhle, Katya Sander, Ashkan Sepahvand, Simon Sheikh, Judith Siegmund, Société Réaliste: Ferenc Gróf and Jean-Baptiste Naudy, Jon Solomon, Felix Stalder, Mladen Stilinovic, Zoran Terzić, Oxana Timofeeva, Samo Tomšič, Tom Trevatt, Füsun Türetken, Ina Wudtke, Dolores Zinny, and Juan Maidagan.

Conceptualized by Boris Buden.

For more information regarding FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, see here.

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