Martin Duberman: Black Mountain College: An Exploration in Community (1972)

28 May 2020, dusan

“With faculty and alumni that included John Cage, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Charles Olson, Josef and Anni Albers, Paul Goodman, and Robert Rauschenberg, Black Mountain College ranked among the most important artistic and intellectual communities of the twentieth century. In his groundbreaking history, Martin Duberman uses interviews, anecdotes, and research to depict the relationships that made Black Mountain College what it was. Black Mountain documents the college’s twenty-three-year tenure, from its most brilliant moments of self-reinvention to its lowest moments of petty infighting. It records the financial difficulties that beleaguered the community throughout its existence and the determination it took to keep the college in operation. Duberman creates a nuanced portrait of this community so essential to the development of American arts and counterculture.”

Publisher Dutton, New York, 1972; Anchor Books, Garden City, NY, 1973
ISBN 0385070594. 9780385070591
xix+578+[16] pages

Reviews: Herbert Leibowitz (New York Times, 1972), Kirkus Reviews (1972), George B. Tindall (North Carolina Historical Review, 1973).

Publisher (2009 reprint)
WorldCat

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Pedagogy, Otherwise: the Reader (2018)

23 January 2020, dusan

Pedagogy, Otherwise: the Reader was assembled in the context of /and in conversation with the Eco-versities Alliance, a trans-local community of learning practitioners from around the world committed to cultivate and reclaim knowledges, relationships and imaginations. Most of the texts appeared originally in the series Pedagogy, Otherwise, as part of the line of inquiry Learning, Education and Pedagogy on ArtsEverywhere.ca, an online platform for artistic experimentation and exploration of the fault lines of modernity.

Editor Alessandra Pomarico, member of the Ecoversities Alliance and publication group, hoped through this compilation, to give voice to ‘a wide range of perspectives, explore a diversity of ways of knowing, attempting to decolonize the structure of education, contesting universal dominant frames, and focusing on pedagogy as politics. Artistic perspectives, convivial/militant research, theoretical discourses, as well as praxis of both affects and cognition, embodied and land-based practices – these are some of the tools and processes through which we witness today how learning communities are unfolding in different contexts, reclaiming autonomous yet interconnected zones of knowledge, even in the most diring geopolitical conditions’.”

Edited by Alessandra Pomarico
Publisher Eco-versities Alliance & ArtsEverywhere, 2018
Open access
257 pages

Project website
Publisher

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Camel Collective (ed.): The Second World Congress of Free Artists: In Three Acts (2013)

13 December 2019, dusan

“This is a research project that culminated in a six-hour theatrical performance building upon the First World Congress organized in Alba, Italy, in 1956 by Asger Jorn and Pinot Gallizio among others. The Aarhus performance marks a collaboration with six actors and over 30 writers in the performance of original scripts that offer assessment and analysis of the political conditions of artistic higher education, classroom power relations, and the inherent tensions between audience and performer.”

Contributors: Camel Collective (DK/US/MX), Mirene Arsanios (LB), UKK (DK), The YES! Association (SE), Benj Gerdes and Jenn Hayashida (US/SE), Colin Lang (US), Ditte Lyngkaer Pedersen (DK), Sande Cohen (US/TH), Zachary Cahill (US), Eduardo Abaroa (MX), Javier Toscano (MX), Ashley Hunt (US), Johannes Raether (DE), Temporary Institute For Witchpower (DE), Michael Ashkin (US), Andrea Creutz with Sebastien Berthier & Shirin Sabahi (SE), Anthony Davies, Nils Norman, and Howard Slater (UK), Carlos Motta (CO/US), Sean Dockray (Public School) (US), Mónica Castillo (MX), Rum46 (DK), Mary Walling Blackburn (Anhoek School) (US), Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler (AT/IT), C. Krydz Ikwuemesi (NG), Miklos Erhardt (HU), J. Morgan Puett, Eva Diaz (US), Sam Gould/Red76 (US), Flo Maak (DE).

Edited by Camel Collective (Anthony Graves, Carla Herrera-Prats, and Lasse Lau)
Publisher Aarhus Kunsthall, Aarhus, 2013
ISBN 9788792025272, 8792025277
296 pages

Congress website (archived)
Photo documentation
Book launch
Editors
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