Irit Rogoff
Freethought II: Crisis education

Hosted by Irit Rogoff (GB)



Hosted by Irit Rogoff (GB)
With Janna Graham (GB), Adrian Heathfield (GB) and Nora Sternfeld (A)

Camp: Black Cube

Truth is concrete

“Freethought” is an open platform of education and production devoted to the movement of ideas and practices in and out of dedicated institutions; unframing these from the disciplines, protocols and methodologies that conventionally contain them. The work of “Freethought” comes about through generative critical work that is not a form of protest, but rather a radical restructuring of existent disciplinary, economic and academic boundaries. The “Freethought” initiative comes at a moment of new coalitions between civic institutions, innovative research modes based in practice and engagement and new political actors emerging from within grass roots movements.

The three panels discuss the emergent subjectivities and radical possibilities at the intersection of art, pedagogy and political economy in the current wave of crisis of capitalism.

At moments of crisis, education ceases to be a vehicle for the delivery of necessary information or the reproduction of existing modes of knowledge; it instead becomes a platform for rethinking the social, cultural and political. At these moments it is not only the questions and subjects that are suspended, but perhaps more importantly the actual methodology, by which education is “brought into being” rather than “delivered”. Pedagogy of crisis will explore the incursion of new concepts into the realm of learning which has the potential to disrupt the impetus of cognitive capitalism and the logics of scholarly rationality. A range of rethought concepts such as “practice”, and “spiritedness”, and “participation” and “parrhesia” will be introduced as strategic elements of understanding how we might live out crisis.

Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Irit Rogoff
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Janna Graham
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Adrian Heathfield
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Nora Sternfeld