Archive / The Public School

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The Public School


Initiator(s)

Telic Arts Exchange

Description

The Public School is an independent and alternative school with no curriculum which does not give any degrees. Throughout its website, users you can find classes happening in various locations all over the world for free. Related to the school is the online library aaaaarg.org (now aaaaarg.fail) which offers texts, outside institutional frameworks for studying despite the restrictions of copyright. Boards and thematic lists of texts are organised by users.

Location

United States, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Austria

Goals

It is a framework that supports autodidactic activities, operating under the assumption that ‘everything is in everything’.

Beneficial outcomes

People have the opportunity to ask for classes and the school finds a teacher, offering the class to those who signed up.

Maintained by

First Independent; Van Alen Institute (The Public School (for Architecture) New York; Komplot in Brussels; Ptarmigan in Helsinki; Betalocal in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Users

Telic Arts Exchange (TAE), Sean Dockray, users of the school

Links

http://thepublicschool.org/
http://www.telic.info/the-public-school