Session 3: Extra+Para-Curricular Activities


Curriculum is led by the research interests of the instructors for each session’s students, with an underlying concern for the necessary maintenance of The School towards its eventual vacancy. Instructors are provided the opportunity to lead the group in any lesson, exercise, production, research, or exploratory activity they see fit as it relates to their own research or the larger interests of The School.

Extra+Para-Curricular Activities will take a cue from models of day camp, special interest clubs, and the drifting temporality that is summer-time, and explore additions and parallels whether in response to, in tension with, or with disregard for The School. Courses (or clubs) will be offered on citizenship and the public good, sugar glass, jam making, real estate interventions, and more.

In addition to participating in each Instructor’s session, students will negotiate collectively how to spend the time in their own session and can expect the full participation of the Instructors. Each session will culminate in a publication that may include, but will not be limited to, a pamphlet, exhibition, book, documentary, walk, meal, demonstration, or event, designed to offer a sense of summary or closure to the activity.

The School’s sessions operate under the following schedule, with courses offered on a rotating schedule by different instructors across each Block over the course of the month:

Monday, July 6, 2015
Block A (Thematic Introduction): 10am – 12pm
Block B (Justin Langlois): 12pm – 2pm
Block C (Open Session): 2pm – 4pm

Monday, July 20, 2015
Block A (Lexie Owen): 10am – 12pm
Block B (Joe O’Brien): 12pm – 2pm
Block C (Andrew Phillips): 2pm – 4pm

Please note that enrolees need not be available for every scheduled class to attend all or part of the session. Courses will be held at Lexie Owen’s Burrard View Marina Field House located at 545 North Slocan St, Vancouver, BC.

Enroll in this session here. Space is limited.