For Education: The College Classroom as Concrete Utopia – Nov 9
If we assume the capture of the American university by the “national economic dogma,” as Nietzsche called education in the service of money-making careerism, what concrete actions might a change-minded instructor take? The goal of this seminar is to spark a spirited discussion around this basic, yet potentially productive, question.
Two fertile assumptions that will be on the table for discussion are as follows: (1) current models of instruction, however adept at contributing to the workforce, simultaneously contribute to students’ alienation (from their own interests and abilities, from one another, from possibility), and function to diminish their intellectual capacity; (2) while the institutional space of the classroom is currently a site of status-quoist control and maintenance, it is potentially one of invigorating new vectors of personal discovery and social practice.
Join us for a presentation and discussion Saturday, November 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. Visit our website for full details.
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