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2010-07-11
BARCAMP OF THE FUW IN THE KNOT

znak: Janek Simon

The Free / Slow University of Warsaw, hosted by the KNOT, kindly invites everyone to joint planning of the next congress of independent culture Swoją Drogą 2 (In its own right 2), which is due to take place in December 2010.

There is one goal for the participants and potential collaborators – during the barcamp we want to find the answer to the question: how to organise an alternative cultural congress with modest means and limited resources. Enthusiasm is pivotal for that matter, but is it enough? Find out yourself!

The starting point programme proposal for the December summit stipulates further common reflection upon the neoliberal transformation of public sphere in Poland. This time, we suggest broadening the scope of reflection: we want to merge critical consideration in the field of cultural production with investigation of transformations in the domain of science and university education (the so-called Bologna Process, reform of scientific research funding mechanisms, changes in grant distribution scheme, new methods of managing scientific-teaching personnel, etc.). Both fields are currently subject to similar neoliberal formatting and disciplining. By combining reflection on these two domains - many of us are involved in both of them at the very same time - we stand a better chance of formulating a proper diagnosis of the present situation and elaborating mechanisms of resistance against neoliberal hegemony.

PARTICIPATION
Refund of travel and accommodation costs for non-Warsaw participants is available. Funds limited, please apply immediately at: szymon@funbec.eu

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www.knotland.net