us in precarity; words against reason
in collaboration with Kim Zumpfe
This is an experimental workshop constructed to address and foster counter strategies in writing and using words, particularly in relation to the idea of precarity. We will address writing’s relation to thinking together and experiment with ways for dealing with how power works in emotional lives. This workshop will include a group discussion about finding alternate forms and practices in writing, a free-writing session, and a group exercise in reading that includes finding ways to keep each other from falling when on precarious foundations. A final group activity will be structured around the question, “What should we do next?"
Deep Time University (DTU), a project by artist Michael Ano, an alternative learning platform, to ponder the questions: "What should the university teach you? What do you want to learn? And what do you need to know now to survive?"
DTU: Interssesion at MCASD is a series of ten weekly seminars exploring: occupying space, coping with trauma, and sustainable practices addressed from the perspective of ongoing research and production. Lectures, screenings, and conversations will take place in the Museum's galleries and community spaces throughout downtown.
About Deep Time University
Deep Time University (DTU), promotes pedagogy, which integrates the arts, sciences, and other contemporary knowledge equally. DTU stems off of MCASD and UCSD pedagogical practices, culling the intellectual resources of each one, and addressing their institutional limitations. Rather than continue the historical practice of institutional critique, DTU is invested in an ethos of ‘institutional productivity.’ Institutional productivity is radical collaboration and openness, genuine generosity and hospitality, equitable labor and compensation.
Deep Time University is organized in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and has been developed in dialogue with UC San Diego students, campus resource centers, and faculty. This program is part of MCASD’s Millennial Engagement initiative, supported by an Exploring Engagement grant awarded by the Irvine Foundation. Additional support was received from the UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program, Institute of Arts and Humanities, Sixth College, and the Visual Arts Department.