Interdisciplined is an independent collaborative, currently occupying diverse spaces within Teachers College, Columbia University, and New York City.
As a decentralized network of students, teachers, scholars with diverse disciplinary and experiential backgrounds, our paths intersect around what we take to be an overarching imperative: the production of high-quality, innovative, and intelligent practical and theoretical materials.
We locate this aspect of our affiliation outside of the hierarchical and ideological constraints of the mainstream academy for the purposes of: a) destabilizing its tendencies toward stagnation and destructiveness, and b) capturing and directing its progressive and constructive tendencies.
In honor of what we take to be the epochal significance of the Occupy Wall St. movement(s), we at Ecogradients are devoting the launch of our next issue to the question: what could it mean to Occupy Education?
If trending 'intellectual' support for the movement within the Academy is to escape the hypocritical horizon of its institutional practices and affiliations, we need to (re)think very critically: what form(s) might the occupation of an institution of higher education take?
In the spirit of OWS, we're calling an open meeting to discuss this: Friday Nov.4th, 4pm in HM150 @ Teachers College, Columbia University.
Anyone interested in the relationship between Occupation and Education is welcome to attend ; )
We will also be collecting donations of food, books, and clothing for folks downtown; winter is coming in fast...
teachers, writers, academicians, indy scholars, and artist-musicians: do semiotics and mathematics; cyberneticists or whack genetics; cosmologics and pedagogics; alchemy, geography, and (anti)philosophy! Join us or step aside, your call...
ecogradients is a publication effort dedicated to the discovery, development, and dissemination of formulae for the synthesis of perfectly-balanced alloys of cultural and educational thought, the likes of which have been undergirding intellectual infrastructures at Columbia University Teachers College and beyond since before Dewey invented the decimal system.
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