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  • BETWEEN WHO Series 1: How To Read World Literature

    The Public School New York presents BETWEEN WHO, a series of events considering the relationships between pedagogy and artistic practice, research, and community.Saturday, July

    Being organized in New York | Class Blog | 2 meetings
  • Yoga for Change

    Class proposal: Yoga for Change From: Marcy Rein Proposed session length: 1hr 15 min. Proposed class length: 10 weeks Proposed time: weekend (Saturday morning or late Sunday afternoon) All these are open to discussion with people interested in the class and organizers at the school.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 4 meetings
  • Vagabonding in Neveryon

    In this group, we'll read the four books which collect the eleven stories by Samuel R. Delany set in Neveryon. Delany queers fantasy, using it to explore the birth of human culture - the good, the bad, and the very ugly. We'll meet to discuss the stories and do writing exercises. How did Delany use (or invent) a genre which could be called speculative pre-history? How can we make creative and radical use of this genre today?

    Being organized in Bay Area | 7 meetings
  • Jerry Resists... NIETZSCHE's Beyond Good and Evil Reading Group

    "Knowledge for its own sake"—that is the last snare laid by morality: we are thereby completely entangled in morals once more."Our friend and comrade Jerry Koch has been in prison since Tuesday May 21st, as part of an indefinite detention for refusing to cooperate with a federal grand jury. http://jerryresists.net/We began by reading and discussing the first two parts of Jerry's favorite book, Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, "On the Prejudices of Philosophers", and "The Free Spirit," and will move forward now to the third section: "Apophthegms and Interludes."

    Being organized in New York | Class Blog | 1 meeting
  • The Space of Learning

    P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }P.western { }  Following from the proposal we are starting this as a course, which should hopefully clarify itself and develop as it progressing through meetings.   Introduction:Following on from the first self-organising class of Public School London I would like to formally propose a course on the tactics and strategies of learning in relation to space.

    Being organized in London | Class Blog | 3 meetings
  • Radical Educator Workshop

    This would be a discussion group open to all educators, but it's particularly for adjunct instructors in higher education in the arts and humanities--many of us, I think, lack formal training in teaching and are hungry to share & give framework to our experiences.

    Being organized in Los Angeles | 3 meetings
  • "Debt: The First 5000 Years" reading group

    We'll be meeting once a month and going chapter by chapter through the book. The first meeting will be Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm. We will meet at Research on Subversive Art at 2331 international blvd on a monthly basis, the fourth wednesday of every month.

    Being organized in Bay Area | Class Blog | No meetings
  • Revolutionary Theory LA

    This reading group will base itself on the following reading list (with possible modifications): https://docs.google.com/document/d/10GT_p52EUX5PKbSTTRCjtEjEHYo-HGAzjBu4M27nAx8/edit . We will discuss readings for each meeting, have rotating facilitators, and a stack. There seems to be interest in this wide-ranging (and imposing) reading list, and it will surely inspire all sorts of interesting discussion. 

    Being organized in Los Angeles | Class Blog | 15 meetings
  • MOVEMENT STUDIES: dance class for experimentalists

    Working with different ways to see and make movement as art.  Class includes dance, phrasing, choreography, improvisation, and performativity. Open to all levels of experience and interest. No experience, or at least the attitude of no experience, and lots of interest is best.  Come as you are.  Be prepared to move around!Thursdays in July at The Public School, 7pm.

    Being organized in Bay Area | Class Blog | 4 meetings
  • The Public School London: How to Build Our Public School?

    The Making of a Public SchoolFollowing a meeting of interested minds (and bodies) on the 6th of May 2013, the Public School London, officially began as a chapter of the Public School website.This first proposal and initial session, is intended as an invitation for anyone interested; either in way of becoming part of the committee, or in attending future classes; to join us in discussion.

    Being organized in London | Class Blog | 1 meeting
  • Reading Greek

    This class will read Homer, Plato, Herodotus, and Pindar among other authors & also teach & study Greek grammar.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 13 meetings
  • Bagua/Xingyi

    Bagua is a Chinese internal martial art with health, meditation and fighting applications. It is notable for its circular movement and continuous posture changes. Because of its focus on solo practice, Bagua is well-suited for people with chronic injuries and other health limitations.NOTE: THIS CLASS HAPPENS 2x A WEEK AND CHANGES LOCATIONS!Fridays 3-4pmEl Qilombo 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland

    Being organized in Bay Area | 95 meetings
  • Small Press Traffic : Endless Summer

    A marathon poetry reading presented by Small Press Traffic.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 2 meetings
  • “Prepared piano & cricket menace” - Field Recording the 17 year cicada

    This summer the east coast brood of the magicicada or 17 year cicada will be emerging here in NY. The mating song that cicada is the loudest among insects, ranging from 90 to above 100 decibels (according to a chart from the National Acoustic Laboratories of Australia that sound level is from angle grinder/personal stereo/ride-on mower to pneumatic hammer/noisy disco/chainsaw) and is described as similar to the sounds made by UFOs in B movies. It is also species specific.

    Being organized in New York | Class Blog | 4 meetings
  • Oakland Youth Poetry Workshop

    Oakland Youth Poetry Workshop is a series of free workshops where youth (ages 13-20) can develop their writing in an environment of playful exploration of poetry on the page. These workshops hope to create excitement about poetry, help youth become more confident in their writing, connect youth with the wider Bay Area poetry community, and connect them with an audience for their poetry. No previous experience with poetry is required! These workshops will occur in two five-week-long sessions. We will meet every Saturday for four weeks and have a poetry reading on the fifth Saturday!

    Being organized in Bay Area | Class Blog | 5 meetings
  • Prison Politics for Anti-Capitalists

    We will use six class sessions to examine key elements of the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) as manifested in California State Prisons, placing special emphasis on the punitive use of solitary confinement throughout the penal system. The course is specifically intended to build community support for the Hunger Strike planned by prisoners in solitary confinement at the Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP-SHU) to begin on July 8th.

    Being organized in Bay Area | Class Blog | 6 meetings
  • Poem Talks

    Not a workshop nor a class nor a reading series quite, Poem Talks would be a series of sessions each led by a different member of the class (or guest-writer). The Talking Poet would present one poem, and talk about it--its form, the process by which it came about, the paper or program upon which it was written, its intent and the accidents that altered it as it came--for as long as they can bring themselves. Nobody ever does this, ever. Then we would ask them questions.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Politics of Debt

    This class will discuss some theories of debt.  We will read recent texts that treat the creditor/debtor relationship as vital to social systems.  The concept of Debt will be explored in historical, ethical, economic, and political contexts, including how it effects people today.

    Being organized in | Class Blog | 30 meetings
  • Deleuze and Guattari Summer Reading Group

    "If you free it with too violent an action, if you blow apart the strata without taking precautions, then instead of drawing the plane you will be killed, plunged into a black hole, or even dragged toward catastrophe. Staying stratified—organized, signified, subjected— is not the worst that can happen; the worst that can happen is if you throw the strata into demented or suicidal collapse, which brings them back down on us heavier than ever.

    Being organized in Bay Area | Class Blog | 13 meetings

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