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Please join us in person, or via livestream, for a conversation about Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education at the CUNY Gradate Center, April 11th at 630.

Education outside of a traditional classroom is on the rise. Again. Spurred on by DIY culture, a tidal wave of student debt, and changes in technology, new non-traditional learning scenarios are emerging in many academic disciplines. Moving beyond questioning whether thse alternative spaces can produce meaningful learning, this workshop and roundtable seeks to bring together artists, educators, and scholars to present case studies of their experiments in this area, discuss why this is happening now, and explore the future of creative learning outside of the conventional classroom.

Some of the questions we seek answers to are: How is learning different in this model? What kind of social and cultural formations are possible in a DIY model that are not possible in a traditional classroom? Can non-accredited, unofficial and transitory programs replace the cultural capital aggregation and discursive community building that lies at the core of the contemporary school? What is the importance of some form of traditional or non-traditional accreditation in this process?

INFO

Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education
Apr 11, 2013, 6:30pm public roundtable
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9206
365 5th Avenue
http://centerforthehumanities.org/events/Experiments-in-Extra-Institutional-Education

PARTICIPANTS

Anhoek School, Mary Walling Blackburn
Brooklyn Brainery, Jen Messier & Jonathan Soma
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Ajay Singh Chaudhary & Abby Kluchin
Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Haley Mellin
Machine Project, Mark Allen
Mildred’s Lane, J. Morgan Puett
New York Arts Practicum, Michael Mandiberg
NYC Resistor, Jon Santiago
Occupy University, Yukiko Hanawa and Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo
School of Missing Studies (SMS), Katherine Carl and Srdjan Jovanović Weiss
SOMA Summer, Carla Herrera-Prats
The Public School, Nova Benway & Taeyoon Choi
Trade School, Caroline Woolard

Moderated by Michael Mandiberg, College of Staten Island, CUNY.

Cosponsored by Graduate Center Digital Initiatives and JustPublics@365

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