Toward a Global Autonomous University

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Date/Time: 28/02/2010 12:00 am

This Is Forever’ Event and Discussion Series is hosting an event
tomorrow evening at Bluestockings Bookstore at 7PM. More info can be
found below and at http://www.thisisforever.org/upcoming/edu-factory
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Discussion on Edu-Factory, “Toward a Global Autonomous University”
SUNDAY, February 28th @ 7PM
Tomorrow evening, Sunday FEBRUARY 28th, at 7PM at Bluestockings
Bookstore, This Is Forever will be celebrating the release of “Toward
a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, the Production of
Knowledge and Exodus from the Education Factory,” recently compiled by
the Edu-Factory Collective and published by Autonomedia.
Join contributors and collaborators of the Edu-Factory project for an
investigation and discussion of the relationships between the crisis
of the university and the emergence of an increasingly international
and militant student movement.
As this international student and university movement spreads, points
on the map of recent mass demonstrations, occupations, and
self-organized university initiatives belie a true sense of how the
university world-wide is the site of an increasingly militant
struggle. Both the geographic, social and analytic scale of this
movement requires careful attention in order to understand the
implications, connections, and points of divergence of a struggle that
seeks to simultaneously transform the present conditions of labor and
creativity that circulate through the university as well as create
autonomous universities organized as a commons.
Tonight’s discussion aims to circulate political insights and
perspectives on this movement as well as connect to organizing efforts
for the March 4th Day of Action to Defend Public Education.
The event is also sponsored by Edu-Factory and Autonomedia.
Edu-factory is a transnational collective engaged in the
transformations of the global university and conflicts in knowledge
production. The website of the global network (www.edu-factory.org)
collects and connects theoretical investigations and reports from
university struggles. The network has organized meetings all around
the world, paying particular attention to the intertwining of student
and faculty struggles. In addition to English, the collective has
published the volume in Italian, as Univerisità globale: Il nuovo
mercato del sapere (Manifestolibri, 2008), and in Spanish, as
Universidad en Conflicto (Traficantes de sueños, 2010).
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