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Not Your Academy: Occupation and the Futures of Student Struggles

Originally published in Is This What Democracy Looks Like? Social Text Periscope issue. Read the original here: http://what-democracy-looks-like.com/not-your-academy-occupation-and-the-futures-of-student-struggles/ Not Your Academy: Occupation and the Futures of Student Struggles By Zach Schwartz-WeinStein This essay has been tasked by the editors of this dossier with answering what it would mean should the Occupy movement’s contributions to radical democracy permeate contemporary student struggles. This is… 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 →

Blockupy DDL Fornero 14 Giugno 2012  Teatro Valle Occupato, Roma

Contaminating the University, Creating Autonomous Knowledge: Occupied Social and Cultural Centers in Italy – An Interview with Claudia Bernardi

An Interview with Claudia Bernardi   Summary: From her experiences creating an occupied social center in Rome, Claudia Bernardi speaks of self-organization and self-education between migrants, students, artists, and other precarious workers.  Within the global crisis, these spaces of resistance make common institutions that cross the boundaries of the university and city. As a kind of autonomous study center, the… Read more →

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