what future for education: on trust, protection, and community

https://videopress.com/v/676Zz0pf This video was created for - Coursera’s “What Future for Education,” a reflective and open-ended application of online learning technology, - the “Free/Libre Technologies, Arts, and the Commons Unconference,”by the University of Nicosia and hack66, an event that investigates the political need to think, learn, and collaborate outside of  typical academic, creative, and community… Continue reading what future for education: on trust, protection, and community

A cultural historian’s approach to learning / By way of homework

The following is produced for 'What future for Education' (2018, Institute of Education, University of London on Coursera) week 5: In an ideal world, how do you think education should be organised? What priorities do you think it should reflect? And who should be responsible for ensuring that it is of a good quality? Is… Continue reading A cultural historian’s approach to learning / By way of homework

perhaps it’s the nihilism, OR “If I were to start over, I would have been researching public fountains”

The following is written in response / review to the State of the Monument (Nov 20, 2018 organised by the Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arts Lab, European University, Cyprus) via Loizidou, C. (2014) Commemoration, Public art and Memorial Politics in Cyprus, 1901-2013 [thesis] If monuments are about asserting or compensating for insecure regimes, then I… Continue reading perhaps it’s the nihilism, OR “If I were to start over, I would have been researching public fountains”

Cultural historian fails Police Entrance Exam / On the wonders of civil service / A family of (bad) corruption jokes

I really wanted to be a police officer. The dream was dashed when I realised that I couldn't produce passing transcripts during the Police Exams. I didn't have it in me to suspend critical thought in a way that would allow me to go through with it / answer the exam questions. It had become clear that this was the underlying requirement. What was left was to undergo the exercise as a kind of performance.