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23 Readings on Art, Activism & Education is Volume III in an occasional series of educational readers by the Think Tank that has yet to be named. This reader was created in conjunction with Radical Orations on Art, Activism & Education, a presentation of documentation of radical educational texts broadcast throughout Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago in the style of public orations. The prelude conversation inspired the Directors of the Think Tank to produce this experimental project and compilation of the reader. As evidenced in the collection, the Directors believe the learning process is integral in a continual praxis dedicated to emancipatory education, critical discourse, and strategies for resistance.
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The Think Tank that has yet to be named initiates site-specific conversations, performative actions, and educational projects that interrogate contemporary urban issues in the places where they encounter them. As a critical praxis, the Think Tank was formed by several individuals who saw themselves and their creative practices being implicated in the dilemma of contemporary urban (re)development strategies--that is, gentrification. With the realization that the so-called “artist” is often a hapless, or even willing, tool of the hipster-fication, sanitization, and homogenization of urban space, they were compelled to critically acknowledge roles as gentrifiers and subsequently interrogate and challenge this condition.
 
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23 Readings on Art, Activism & Education

Table of Contents
 
01 FRANCISCO FERRER AND THE MODERN SCHOOL
 Emma Goldman
 
02 THE PRICIPLE OF REASON: THE UNIVERSITY ON THE EYES OF ITS PUPIL
Jacques Derrida,  Catherine Porter & Edward P. Morris
 
03 THE SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS: PHILADELPHIA’S PARKWAY PROGRAM:
John Bremer & Michael von Moschzisk
 
04 PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED
Paulo Freire
 
05 THE ASS BETWEEN THE TWO CHAIRS
Copenhagen Free University
 
06 THE ARTIST AS PRODUCER IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Okwui Enwezor
 
07 BETWEEN RADICAL PEDAGOGIC AND PARTICIPATORY ART PRACTICES
Adela eleznik
 
08 ART REWRITES THE RULES OF PEDAGOGY
Claire Bishop
 
09 HOW REAL DOES IT GET? EDITORIALIZING ON CRITICAL PEDAGOGY, WANKSTAS AND THE FEAR OF TEACHING LIKE A GIRL
Erica Meiners & Therese Quinn
 
10 WHY DOESN’T THIS SEEM EMPOWERING
Elizabeth Ellsworth

11 TEACHER EDUCATION AND THE POLITICS OF ENGAGEMENT:  THE CASE FOR DEMOCRATIC SCHOOLING
Henry A. Giroux & Peter McLaren
 
 
12 EXHIBITION AS SCHOOL IN A DIVIDED CITY
Anton Vidokle
 
13 THE OPPOSITIONAL DEVICE
Brian Holmes
 
14 DENIAL AND FUNCTION: A HISTORY OF DISENGAGEMENT IN RELATION TO TEACHING
Liam Gillick
 
15 DESCHOOLING SOCIETY
Ivan Illich
 
16 TEACHING TO TRANSGRESS
Bell Hooks
 
17 CULTURAL STUDIES IN DARK TIMES: PUBLIC PEDAGOGY AND THE CHALLENGE OF NEOLIBERALISM
Henry A. Girou
 
18 WHEN HOPE IS SUBVERSIVE
Henry A. Giroux
 
19 A LABORATORY FOR CIVIL DISCOURSE
Steven Schroeder
 
20 PEDAGOGY OF HUMAN CAPITAL
Stewart Martin
 
21 PAULO FREIRE AND THE POLITICS OF POSTCOLONIALISM
Henry A. Giroux
 
22 RECOGNITION OF ONE’S CONDITION
Paulo Friere
 
23 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EDUCATION AND ORGANIZING 
Paulo Friere & Myles Horton


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