Politics of Study

Edited by Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Tom Vandeputte

Andrea Fraser, Brian Holmes, Gal Kirn, Gerald Raunig, Judy Chicago, Melissa Gordon and Marina Vishmidt, Ruth Sonderegger, Suhail Malik, Timothy Ivison and The New Centre for Research and Practice.


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Universities and art schools alike have been subjected to the pressure of recent austerity politics and the ongoing attempt to transform higher education on the basis of neoliberal principles. In this context, there is an urgent need to conceive of alternative frameworks and methodologies of study – whether this is within, outside or at the margins of academic institutions.

Contemporary Art, Education
This book examines what is currently at stake in education through a series of conversations with artists, theorists, activists and educators who are all actively involved in developing new models of study. Ranging from self-organised learning to critical teaching methodologies, the conversations gathered here offer a resource for those interested in the renewed politicisation of education and alternative modes of pedagogy and inquiry.

Tom Vandeputte is lecturer in continental philosophy and critical theory at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, where he also directs the Critical Studies department.
Sidsel Meineche Hansen is a London-based artist. She has explored the ways in which virtual, robotic, and human bodies are manufactured, represented, manipulated, and traded in today’s technology.

128 pages
Paperback, 15.6x21.2 cm
Open Edition, 1st edition 2015
ISBN 9780949004123