Notes from Occupy UMich on the Neoliberal University:
Here is a PDF of all articles for printing.
In December 2012 SOS organized an event at the Midwest Matrix printmaking conference in order to problematize the uncritical embrace of the prestigious printmaking degree at the U of Iowa. We asked conference attendees and fellow artists to print their debt on an photoshopped image of a brain-factory.
from the flier passed out at the event:
In the Shadow of Debt: Participatory Relief!
To state our personal academic debt declares publicly our vulnerability to a financial and political system taht we share with millions. Debt is a global condition, suffered by people around the world. Acknowledging our academic debt publicly enables us to connect ourselves, as debt-ridden graduate students, with the precarious everywhere.
We ask you to join us in making our precarity evident — to wear our debt on our sleeves and take steps towards building a culture that problematizes the value of the graduate degree, as well as gestures towards a larger movement.
Ranciere – The Politics of Aesthetics
Ranciere – “Contemporary Art and and Politics of Aesthetics” from Communities of Sense: Rethinking Aesthetics and Politics eds Beth Hinderliter, William Kaizen, Vered Maimon, Jaleh Mansoor, Seth McCormick
selections from Bifo- After the Future- Ch. 4- Exhaustion and Subjectivity pg. 121-166