25 – 26 – 27 May 2015 // @ Piano Terra // Via Confalonieri, 3, Milano Isola

The event

“How to produce living knowledge” is part of the #AdhocracyATH exhibition
From May 25th to 27th the workshop space of the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens will be connected in streaming with the IRA-C headquarter in Milan. The two spaces, in a continuous relationship between physical and web space, will be the home of a digital publishing laboratory.
Through the use of various digital platforms it will be possible to record interviews and talks with scholars, professionals and activists from all around the world.
There will be also collective writing workshops, video projections and a continuous collection of materials from the web. The intent is to open and stimulate the debate of the partecipants, in the physical spaces and also in the web space.

The discussion

With the event How to produce living knowledge we want to identify the “knowledge as the strategic battefield for the redefinition of relations of class. To do that, however, we must free ourselves from the idea of knowledge as an object in itself neutral or progressive. Knowledge is neither good nor bad: it is the content and the stakes of a clash, it doesn’t exist outside of a fight and into the parties that embody it, and is now crossed by an constructive ambivalence, as productive force and land exploitation.”

The production of “living knowledge” becomes the central node for us to talk about various issues related to it: cognitivization and precariousness of work, the intertwining of the economic crisis and the crisis of the university, the transformation of knowledge and education systems.

”Any revolutionary project must be based on the need of re-appropriating this knowledge for the populations that have produced it; not simply making available new knowledge in less restricted ‘open’ forms but, rather, producing a new common sense: raising critique to the level of society so that society can recognise its real nature and recompose itself in a more sustainable and resilient form.”

Contributors

Fictional Collective / Andreas Rumpfhuber / Silvia Franceschini / Mario Maestri / PSFA-BXL / Silent University / Campus in Camps / Ciudad Escuela / Gigi Roggero / Joss Winn / Amir Djalali / GIZMO / Fosbury Architecture / San Precario / Yelta Kom / Students and teachers of Politecnico di Milano.

A project by IRA.C

videos available here