Category: Gallery of Alternatives

Here we provide a non-exhaustive list of radical alternatives to the neoliberal, neocolonial university, other platforms for common study. Another learning is possible. We share no nostalgia for the imagined university of the past, nor any for the promised university of the future. We are undercommoning: finding, building and learning other worlds through solidarity in struggle. If you’d like to suggest a project for inclusion, please email us at undercommoning [at] riseup [dot] net.

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Libera Universita Metropolita (LUM) – Rome

http://www.lumproject.org/ LUM is a Free Metropolitan University, independent from the academy, that since 2005 organizes open seminars which last one year. Students, researchers, precarious workers, PhD students and professors hold free and public discussions leading to the organization of an annual seminar. Every year it is focused on different issues, such as  transformation of metropolis and its gentrification; human nature… Read more →

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Really Open University (Leeds)

http://reallyopenuniversity.wordpress.com The Really Open University is an ongoing process of transformation by those with a desire to challenge the higher education system and its role in society. Instigated by students and staff of higher education institutions in the city of Leeds (UK), the ROU is non-hierarchical and open to anyone who wishes to see an end to the commodifcation of… Read more →

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Freedom University Georgia

http://www.freedomuniversitygeorgia.com/ Freedom University is a modern day freedom school based in Atlanta. We provide rigorous college-level classes, scholarship assistance, and leadership development for undocumented students in Georgia. We opened our doors in 2011 following the passage of Policy 4.1.6, which bans undocumented youth from attending Georgia’s top five public universities, and Policy 4.3.4, which prohibits undocumented students from qualifying for… Read more →

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Melbourne Free University

http://melbournefreeuniversity.org/ The Melbourne Free University provides a platform for learning, discussion and debate which is open to everyone. The MFU was established in 2010 in response to Australia’s increasingly outcome oriented education system, and aims to offer space for independent engagement with important contemporary ideas and issues. The MFU runs six-week courses on a range of subjects and themes, with… Read more →

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The New Centre for Research and Practice

From http://thenewcentre.org/about/: The New Centre for Research & Practice is conceived upon the idea that the space of knowledge is a laboratory for navigating the links between thought and action. Our pedagogical approach bootstraps the conventional role of the Arts and Sciences to construct new forms of research and practice alongside, within, and between the existing disciplines and technologies. The New… Read more →

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The Silent University

http://thesilentuniversity.org/ The Silent University is an autonomous knowledge exchange platform by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. It is led by a group of lecturers, consultants and research fellows. Each group is contributing to the programme in different ways which include course development, specific research on key themes as well as personal reflections on what it means to be a refugee… Read more →

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As part of our website development, we are looking for examples of radical alternative institutions of revolutionary struggle, past and present. Please share with us links to freedom schools and free schools, temporary autonomous universities, underground research networks, prefigurative educational manifestations, skill-share networks.

If you’d like to suggest one, please let us know:

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