towards an anti-curriculum? or a curriculum of exchange?

24 Mar

When the Third university met, its attendees discussed what they were interested in furthering. Or learning. Or sharing. These things might be exchanged. They might be offered. They might be congealed. They will not be commodifed.

The scale of the things is of note to us. The action implicit in the things has some urgency. The things might define action that takes place beyond the Third University. In the social factory. The Third University hopes to find some friends which can help it critique and develop the exchange of action. The Third University is In. It is Against. It hopes to use a curriculum of exchange to help us move Beyond.

  • The environment, environmentalism, action and Leicester.
  • Animal Rights.
  • The Middle East.
  • A history of working class struggle in Leicester.
  • The -isms: Marxism; anarchism; feminism; neoliberalism.
  • Cinema, pop-media, film production and citizen media.
  • Criticality and higher learning: the place of histories of radical learning within and beyond the University.
  • Our governance: social awareness of our politics and economics.
  • Poetry and poetic traditions.
  • Shared reading: an exchange of ideas.

These areas might be developed. They might be ignored. There is some expertise. There is a space for practice and doing. For labour and work. For critique and praxis. There is opportunity for us at the Third University.


2 Responses to “towards an anti-curriculum? or a curriculum of exchange?”

  1. jj March 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Awesome. Also thinking of more practical action (urban allotments, bike repair etc) and working with might already exist. 🙂


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