Nomadic University Meeting—October 22, 2011

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Meeting: Nomadic University (NU)
The New School
66 W. 12th St. Room 602
October 22, 2011
3:30 – 6:00pm

WHY?
•     Free
•     re-definition of terms
•     Against professional expectations
•     Different networks of knowledge
•     Practical knowledge
•     What is lost in public schools
•     Knowledge/thinking equality
•     Both ways
•     community engagement/empowerment
•     Right to think
•     Rights and responsibility
•     Citizenship
•     equality
•     Un-learning
•     Outreach
•     Deal with market (labor)
•     precariousness
•     link to struggles
•     We should be poor & Yes, we are poor
•     Issue with “them” references
•     99%
•     To be a student as well as teacher, of the university

HOW?
•     Two models: 1. Go to communities & ask what they want to learn & 2.
Offer what we want and invite people to attend
•     Identify communities
•     Information giving
•     Direction
•     detect situations/conditions
•     problematize the system
•     Labor contexts

Suggestion to proceed: break into task forces and match goals with
next steps for each goal

TASK FORCES
1. Researching/critiquing prominent models for what the NU could be &
models we don’t want it to be
2. Labor contexts / Community
3. Definitions and concepts
4. OWS principles/NU goals – develop curricula that support the
movement AND NU goals

Proposed task force but not yet approved to form:
Partnerships – reaching out, bringing allies, making sure this is a
collective project

All task forces will
Operate under the guidelines of drafting what we want as well as what
we don’t want

NEXT MEETING
Friday, October 28, 2011
7:00 – 8:30pm
60 Wall St.

 

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