[-empyre-] Future Tense: Alternative Arts and Economies in the University

Green Jo-Anne jo at turbulence.org
Thu Apr 29 12:06:01 EST 2010

Hi All,

For those of you participating in this month's conversation who are  
not at UCSD, this conference has just been announced and ought to be  
of interest. From the website:

"The last two years have witnessed an unprecedented crisis on college  
campuses around the world, as the social compact that governed higher  
education in the United States and Europe for the past half century  
has begun to collapse. Universities from London to Sussex, from  
Athens  to Vienna, and from Berkeley to Santa Cruz, have experienced  
protests, occupations, walkouts and other actions directed against  
the encroaching privatization of public education. This crisis has  
been particularly acute at the University of California, the flagship  
public university system in the United States. Dramatic funding  
cutbacks, layoffs, furloughs, and fee hikes have been combined with  
an upsurge in the sort of racist and sexist attacks that often  
accompany periods of economic turmoil, as the perception of dwindling  
resources  leads to the predictable search for scapegoats. This  
complex mix of  economic, cultural and social forces places  
particular pressure on the status of the arts within research  
universities, and the very notion of the university itself as a haven  
for liberal arts education. New tensions have opened up, between the  
arts and humanities and engineering and science, and between public  
and private funding  sources and priorities, even as new solidarities  
have emerged, among  and between staff and faculty, graduates and  
undergraduates, disciplines and departments."

More here http://www.ucira.ucsb.edu/2010SDCallforProposals.html

Warm Regards,


Jo-Anne Green
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