Education

Alessandra Pomarico and Nikolay Oleynikov present Free Home University

Thursday January 24, 2019 /// 7PM
Art Gallery of Guelph
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358 Gordon St, Guelph, ON N1G 1Y1

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Free Home University (FHU) is a pedagogical and artistic experiment created in 2013 in Southern Italy by a local and international group of artists and thinkers, along with Musagetes. FHU focuses on generating new ways of sharing and creating knowledge by experiencing life in common. The name Free Home University gestures toward a non-vertical, energy-liberating, insurgent environment (Free), within a protected and intimate space (Home) committed to create a temporary, autonomous, community of learners (University). A full immersion into a collective experience, a coalitional approach in the definition and construction of the inquiry, sharing aspects of life and getting deeper in the context and struggles of our local communities, are considered fundamental values of this open–ended, research-based experiment in alternative education and aesthetic processes.

Alessandra Pomarico and Nikolay Oleynikov are the co-curators of Free Home University, a program initiated and developed with Musagetes.

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The Big Ideas in Art and Culture lecture series is a co-production of Musagetes and CAFKA. 

The Musagetes Foundation is concerned with the role the arts can play in addressing the fault lines of modern society. Musagetes is a hub for activist interventions that advance the role of the arts in modern life. It operates mainly by convening – by creating living experiences, some small, some large, that bring people together to articulate social needs, generate ideas and spark action.

CAFKA initiates conversations around public space and the social and critical functions of art. CAFKA's programming seeks resonance and support in the community where issues of ecology, marginalized communities, cultural participation, technology and urban life overlap with the issues addressed by contemporary artists.