The present and the first Volume is a recap on the 212 working days of the Free/Slow University of Warsaw during the first year of its activity. Internal diversity of the Volume corresponds to the mode of operation of our para-institution, which experiments with various avenues of knowledge production and exchange. The subject of the first edition of the Free/Slow University of Warsaw was “culture not for profit.” We referred to the tradition of free education, with a focus on establishing an environment that would enable critical reflection not only on culture, but also on its social, political and economic background. We made an attempt at a theoretical and practical research of the conditions of knowledge and culture production in the late capitalism, an analysis of the life conditions of activists, artists and cultural operators as well as at exerting an impact on the cultural policy and participating in debates on the current and the future shape of our societies.
INSTEAD OF AN INTRODUCTION
Or a statistical portrait of The Free/Slow University of Warsaw
VICTORY! THE BEGINNING, THE LIFE AND THE END OF THE FREE UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Agata Pyzik talks to Jakob Jakobsen
KNOWLEDGE IN OPPOSITION
Jakob Jakobsen, Kuba Szreder and Agata Pyzik talk to Tadeusz Kowalik about the Flying University
IN MODULATION MODE: FACTORIES OF KNOWLEDGE
BARCAMP: MAKING KNOWLEDGE IN PUBLIC
CP Interview with Agata Pyzik for Warsaw Free/Slow University
THE PRODUCTION OF CULTURE IN THE TIME OF COGNITIVE CAPITALISM
Marion von Osten and Peter Spillmann
WHAT IS “COGNITIVE CAPITALISM” AND WHAT IS IT FOR?
KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY AND ITS LOSERS
Marion von Osten, Peter Spillmann, Teresa Święćkowska and Kuba Szreder in conversation
Kuba Szreder talks to Martin Kaltwasser
THE WORK-LIFE (DIS-)BALANCE OF A CREATIVE FAMILY IN THE POSTMODERN AGE
Martin Kaltwasser and Wikipedia
SINGLE STEP GUIDE TO SUCCESS – DAY PLANNING
THE GYPSY WHEEL OF TIME
ANGER IS AN ENERGY
Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt
CULTURAL POLICIES 2009
Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Jan Sowa and Kuba Szreder in conversation
DON’T PANIC, ORGANISE! THE PUBLIC SPHERE AS AN OBJECT OF RADICAL DEBATE
NETZNETZ OR DIRECT DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
Roman Pawłowski talks to Joanna Pianka
BASIC INCOME GRANT – THE CULTURAL IMPULSE NEEDED NOW!
NOTHING BUT FUN!
WHAT AFTER AN ARTIST? SHORT ACCOUNT OF A CONTROVERSY
ART AND ALIENATION – BERTOLD BRECHT’S GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
GILLES DELEUZE: CONDITIONS OF THE (IM)POSSIBILITY OF ART IN CONTROL SOCIETIES