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Radical Practices of Collective Care (blog)

http://radicalcollectivecare.blogspot.co.at/ This is the blog of a collective research process investigating collective practices of care, reproduction and mutual aid as related to social movements. We are gathering examples of radical practices of caring, housing and food production. Our work is based on a rota of research presentations that feeds into this online toolbox. This project was initiated by Manuela Zechner,… Read more →

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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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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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The Purple Thistle Centre (Vancouver)

From http://purplethistle.ca/: HISTORY OF THE PURPLE THISTLE CENTRE In 2001 Matt Hern founded the Purple Thistle Centre with seven teenage friends looking to start an alternative-to-school community institution for youth on the Eastside of Vancouver. They were looking to start a new kind of place – not a school or youth centre or college or studio, but something else entirely.… Read more →

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Trade School (tradeschool.coop)

From tradeschool.coop Trade School is an alternative, self-organized school that runs on barter. It works like this: 1) Teachers propose classes and ask for barter items from students. For example, if you teach a class about making butter, you might ask students to bring heavy cream, jars, bread, music tips, clothes, vegetables, or help with something like finding an apartment.… Read more →

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