CHRIS FREMANTLE

Student sit-ins at 20 UK Universities

Posted in News by chrisfremantle on December 1, 2010

The Slade Occupation is working with the Lab of Insurrectionary Imagination.

The email that came yesterday said,

They are planning 3 days of alternative education, art, activism and disobedience this weekend, from Friday night 3rd to Sunday 5th December. The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination will be supporting this and we are calling on all art activists friends to take part in this act of creative rebellion against the cuts in the UK… Its going to be a great space for planning, discussing, plotting the next steps of what looks like a rising movement in this country, but one that needs our collective radical imaginations …. pass on and proliferate xx

you could either:

1) Propose a workshop/event/ talk/ performance/action/installation/ that you could contribute to the weekend ( a short description of it, what you need space and time wise etc )

2) Write a statement of support to the occupation – esp from international artists etc .. would be great

3) Just turn up with your body and rebel soul

please email your ideas to me at John@labofii.net and sladeoccupation@gmail.com

Some info on other sit-ins assembled by Martha Rosler (the US is excited by what’s going on in terms of resistance in the UK):

Cardiff – http://www.guardian.co.uk/cardiff/2010/nov/25/cardiff-students-occupation-lecture-theatre

Cambridge – http://www.defendeducation.co.uk/

Edinburgh – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11839216

Essex – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Essex-University-in-Occupation/158415970868102?ref=ts&v=wall

Leeds – http://occupiedleeds.wordpress.com/

http://leedsunioccupation.blogspot.com/2009/01/leeds-university-occupied.html

London South Bank – http://savesouthbank.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/statement-from-the-occupiers-at-london-south-bank-university/

Manchester – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-11836570

Newcastle – http://ncluniocc.blogspot.com/

Oxford – http://www.occupiedoxford.org

UCL – http://ucloccupation.wordpress.com/

Sheffield – http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/11/468742.html

Sussex – http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=20101119145151849

SladeSchool of Art : http://artsagainstcuts.wordpress.com/

see also http://www.reallyopenuniversity.org/

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