Event Who gets to 'know'

Who gets to 'know'

Education and alternative knowledge

23 June 2022
6–7pm

Join organisers from Brisbane Free University and The Resistance for a collaborative and hands on workshop to further explore the themes addressed in An Alternative Economics.

Through facilitated speculation guided by anticapitalist methodologies you’ll imagine alternative economies of education and knowing: collaborative, relational, commoned, place-based, accountable, and oriented toward justice. You will consider what counts as knowledge, the political and economic imperatives at stake in the commodification of education, and the age-old question of who gets to ‘know’.

These ideas and possibilities will be mapped and we’ll wonder together to conceive methods for enacting these alternatives in the present. By exploring alternative visions for an education system that can better sustain us, we’ll develop equity, and collective resilience for the future.

An Alternative Economics brings together a group of Australian and international artists who each use their artmaking to explore and expand on the creation of value. Guided by the idea of the circular economy and its compelling counter-narrative to the untenable model of eternal growth, each work in this exhibition offers a provocation to make us reconsider what is ‘counted’ in our society and why.

Accessibility:
We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor and we welcome guide and support dogs. To find out more contact us at ima@ima.org.au or call 07 3252 5750. Read our access information for visitors here.

Guest Info
  • Brisbane Free University is a grassroots education project organised on Jagera and Turrbal land. We host semi-regular public lectures, workshops, and a fortnightly radical reading group that is open to anyone. We believe in the radical value of political education, and try to remember the sheer joy of learning together, wherever we are. 

    The Resistance is a community organisation led by and centering women, non-binary + gender non-conforming people of colour—practicing mutual aid, building community + teaching radical theory on and around Yuggera/Yugambeh land. 

Photo: Cian Sanders

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