Session 4: School as Art, as Prison, as Industry


School as Art, as Prison, as Industry will explore a variety of models for curricular delivery as experienced and imagined by students, administrators, teachers, and community members. This session will posit that the notion of school, as a constructed and shared system of values and practices, is often shaped and reshaped under rubrics of other known organizational systems of power and exploitation. Together, we will model efficiencies to achieve any one of these outcomes and compare them to our present situation(s), aiming to cultivate capacities to resist and rebuild together.

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.

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.

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:

Friday, October 9, 2015
Block A (Thematic Introduction): 1pm – 1:30pm
Block B (Justin Langlois): 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Block C (TBD): 3pm – 4pm

Friday, October 23, 2015
Block A (Opening Brief, TBD): 1pm – 1:30pm
Block B (TBD): 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Block C (TBD): 3pm – 4pm

Please note that enrolees need not be available for every scheduled class to attend all or part of the session. The location of this session will be announced shortly.

Enroll in this session here. Space is limited.