quarta-feira, novembro 24, 2010

Commoniversity: doing Politics with Knowledge in the Transformations of the Global University

Doing politics with knowledge is the subtitle we at the Universidad Nomada and Traficantes de Sueños have given to the European gathering that will take place in Barcelona from the 26th to the 27th of November, in conjunction with MNCARS. This is an meeting of anomalous universities which attempt to rethink political action in relation to the struggle around knowledge, following the closure of the cycle of mobilizations known as the ‘anti-bologna movement’ or, in the rest of Europe, as the ‘anomalous wave’.

This is a gathering of anomalous universities. We have chosen this adjective, rather than free, experimental, nomad or popular, for two reasons. Firstly, to highlight the fact that these are unregulated spaces of education and research that move within coordinates at odds with those of the ‘knowledge market’. Secondly, to emphasize the link with the ‘anomalous wave’ movement characterized by campus occupations and general mobilization in European Universities over the last two years.

This is a European meeting. Around twenty projects from across the continent will participate in various discussions around the transformation of the global university, new institutionality, militant research networks and cartographies of the global university.

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