Education reforms have disfigured relationships and intentions built on care and learning by preferencing the data and competition inherent in neoliberalism. And yet, here we are, refusing to be intimidated by the precarity which typifies our time. Schooling & Culture is a new (and old) journal that disrupts a culture of individualism, competition and surveillance by claiming a new collective position within, and outside of, education, through self-representation and lived experience. It is here to initiate dialogue, start support networks, and share critical praxis in traditional and non-traditional sites of education. Produced on a voluntary basis by and for teachers, educators and other cultural practitioners, Schooling and Culture continues a project that began at the Cockpit Arts workshop in 1978, stemming from Stuart Hall’s Centre for Cultural Studies. We invite you to continue the project by helping to formulate the next issue at our series of launch events for The State We’re In, the first issue in three decades.
Schedule of Launch Events:
Each event will feature the original portable exhibition produced at Cockpit Arts as well as a new display. All events are open to people across diverse fields of work/interest
Launch / MayDay Rooms / 88 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1DH / Fri 5 May 6.30–8.30pm
Join teachers, youth workers, artists, lecturers and others to celebrate Issue 1.
PGCE & NQTs event / UCL Institute of Education, Art, Design and Museology, Core B, 8th Floor, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, WC1H 0AL. Please rsvp / Tues 23 May 6.30–8.30pm
Introduction and networking event for PGCE students and NQTs across subject areas.
Radical Education Forum / Common House / Unit E, 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, E29QG / Mon 26 June 6.30–8.30pm
Close reading and discussion of Schooling & Culture.
A project consisting of workshops, collective readings, meetings, and public events, with ambition to explore the possibility of producing a new issue of Schooling & Culture journal. This was originally produced during the 70s and 80s between a group of radical left educationalists and young working class school students at The Cockpit Theatre.More