Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Public School

A project of Telic Arts Exchange in Los Angeles, The Public School was begun by Fiona Whitton and Sean Dockray in 2008, and produces curriculum based exclusively on community-demand. Subjects may be proposed by anyone (via the website), and if enough people show interest (by signing up), the school finds a teacher, and a course on that subject ensues. Recent curriculum at The Public School includes, “Economies of Attention: Media Technology and Biopolitics” proposed by “caleb waldorf”, and taught by Kenneth Rogers; “Canning, Pickling, and Preserving” proposed by “cybelle”, and taught by Paul Pescador; and “Performance / Performativity / Enactment” proposed by “liz_gL”, and taught by Liz Glynn.

In 2009, The Public School began expanding internationally, and now has satellites in Brussels, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Philadelphia.

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