"In that undercommons of the university one can see that it is not a matter of teaching versus research or even the beyond of teaching versus the individualisation of research. To enter this space is to inhabit the ruptural and enraptured disclosure of the commons that fugitive enlightenment enacts, the criminal, matricidal, queer, in the cistern, on the stroll of the stolen life, the life stolen by enlightenment and stolen back, where the commons give refuge, where the refuge gives commons."
The Undercommons by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
a poster of november classes — print, post, share, laminate, fabricate…
a poster for some of our November classes
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Studying Crisis Part 2: MICHAEL W WILSON* GIFFORD HARTMAN
Studying Crisis Panel Part 1: JASPER BERNES* MAYA GONZALEZ* LAURA HUDSON*
For the first few minutes there is a combination of dead air and the challenge to configure the correct dimensions for the projected screen. I could have edited this portion out, but chose to keep it as an overture to the character of the evening’s humanity.
The night is in two recordings. Below is the question and answer segment.
Studying Language panel and discussion including:
SIRAMA BAJO presenting on her research on Mangue, an extinct Indigenous language, entitled, “Uprooting Colonialism and the Reconstruction of Utterance.” Unfortunately her presentation was not recorded. A screenshot from her talk is below, which includes
Indios Flecheros de Monimbó- Monimbó Tribe Bowmen
Disney’s Pocahontas Cartoon
James Luna’s center image of “Half Indian/Half Mexica, 1991”
TOM COMITTA on K-5 Language Arts education. Images from Tom’s talk coming soon…
MELISSA MACK is a poet who lives in Oakland and teaches yoga. She studies Homeric Greek and Sanskrit at The Public School. She discussed language study as a homeopathic approach to anxiety management.
MAYA WEEKS writes, “I would like to re-understand “studying languages” as “studying language.” I am coming at this talk from a perspective of there existing not multiple separate languages, but Language. I am likely to consider language performing identity. I am likely to consider polylingualism. I am likely to consider dialect continuums and code-switching. I am likely to consider what it means to belong to different speech communities.”
DAVID BRAZIL is a poet and organizer. He presented on his work studying ancient languages with the Bay Area Public School.
Studying Food panel and discussion including:
HALEH ZANDI :: CO-FOUNDER AND EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PLANTING JUSTICE
ELIZABETH MCANALLY :: INTEGRAL ECOLOGIST
LEIF HEDENDAL :: ARTIST / CHEF / FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF DINNER DISCUSSION
SUMMER SCHOOL 2013 : IT’S ON !
Join us for this SPECIAL EVENT at the Bay Area Public School!
Summer School is an annual Bay Area Public School event that is a weeklong FESTIVAL OF FREE CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, PANELS, READINGS AND most of all COMMUNITY CONVERSATION!
Who is the community? YOU. ME. US ALL.
The Summer School will kick off on Sunday, August 25th with an opening for the Antistasis Photography Show at 6pm.
We’ll be serving FREE RAMEN at 5pm on Monday, August 26th!
Each of the following weeknights will begin with a bodywork class at 6pm, continuing with a panel at 7pm, followed by collective conversation at 8pm & concluding with a community event at 9pm.
Saturday is an all-day extravaganza running from 12noon to 6pm, & followed by food, conversation, and probably a dance party!
Sunday, August 25 : Antistasis Photography Show
Monday, August 26 : Studying Food
Tuesday, August 27 : Studying Bodies
Wednesday, August 28 : Studying Language
Thursday, August 29 : Studying Crisis
Friday, August 30 : Studying Race
Saturday, August 31 : Studying Information
All meetings will be at 2141 Broadway in Oakland.
It’s gonna be totally rad. Come check it out.
Everyone’s invited ! Save the dates ! Bring your friends !
*The Bay Area Public School is collaborative and free. We are part of an international network of self-managed schools. Check us out! http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area