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In the Shadow of Debt: Participatory Relief!

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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.

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Written by heath

March 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm

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