The Roots of May Day: An Illustrated History - available for download in two versions:
The graduate student is the epitome of the new flex worker in the “no-collar” workforce.
essay in Academe magazine by Morgan Adamson
A conference at the University of Minnesota, April 8-11, 2010.
// Antioch 05.08 // Rome 10.08 // Athens 12.08 // New York City 12.08 // Helsinki 03.09 // Zagreb 05.09 // Heidelberg 06.09 // London 06.09 // California: a dozen universities 09.09-12.09 // across Europe: hundreds of universities 11.09-12.09 // … //
Seemingly discrete struggles over the conditions of university life have erupted around the world within the past year. These struggles share certain commonalities: outrage over insecure and exploitative conditions, the occupation of university spaces, and goals of reclaiming education from state and corporate interests. It is becoming increasingly apparent that recent struggles over the university are not merely isolated events. They express a wider desire for direct control over the means of production; a desire to create relationships of learning, collaboration, and creativity beyond the university’s attempts to quantify and discipline them. (Read the rest of the CFP here…)
awesome essay by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten (2009) on working and thriving within the undercommons of the university.
This essay is one of my main inspirations for D.I.Y. Grad School. Stevphen Shukaitis theorizes about organizing horizontally in the ‘undercommons’ of academia.