Following the success of our two pilot courses, we’re now helping people to offer a wider range of educational experiences:

Our two pilot courses:

  • Studying May Day and the General Strike – What is the significance of May Day? What does it mean to call for a general strike in the 21st century? What would a day without the 99% look like? What does it mean to be a worker these days?
  • Horizontal Pedagogy Workshop  – An ongoing weekly discussion and experiment into new, less hierarchical ways of teaching and learning

Some courses since then:

Occupied Algebra – A weekly course that aims to transform fear of mathematics into mathematical creativity.  Mathematics for the 99%!

Radical Economics 101 – How did the financial crisis get going?   Who are the 1%?  What is the relationship between the banks and the Federal reserve? Why is there so much financial inequality?  Why can’t I find a good job?  All this and more!

The Comics and Picture-story Symposium – A weekly symposium for artist-writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation etc..  We critique current work and invent new models for publishing and distribution.

Critical Walking – NYC – Engage the city, your body, and others, by putting yourself in motion on a set of 6 summer discussion-walks to engage the political, ecological, and your embodied urban environment – New York City.

Poetry and Political Feeling – Can experiencing poetry teach us to have more sophisticated feelings about politics?  We say yes!

Future course ideas:

  • Filosofia con el Pueblo
  • Feminism and Occupy
  • Market Rights and Financial Bigotry
  • Feeling the Revolution
  • The Possibility of a Co-operative Society
  • Exploring Justice
  • Middlemarch and Community Building

As always, if you’re at all interested in any of these educational ideas, get in touch! 

You can reach us via email and on Twitter, @owsuniversity.