The ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW! festival is a collaborative experiment to revisit and reimagine the Antiuniversity of 1968 in a weekend of events inspired by the spirit, people and activities of the Antiuniversity of East London.
The ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW! festival challenges academic hierarchy through an open invitation to teach and learn any subject, in any form, anywhere. Visit our programme for information about the many events and activities organised by Antiuniversity hosts.
The ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW! festival takes place on 20-22 November 2015 in a wide range of venues across the country and is open to everyone.
The Antiuniversity was a movement in the late 1960s based in Shoreditch, East London. It included iconic figures such as C.L.R James, John Latham, Juliet Mitchell, R.D. Laing and Stuart Hall, who wanted to break the structures forced by institutions such as schools, universities and hospitals.
The Antiuniversity wanted to allow people to meet each other without having to act out socially prescribed roles, believing that this would expose the terrible reality of modern life, in which nobody really knew anyone, and spark a revolution.
All archive images courtesy of Joseph Berke and PP/JB/IPS, Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre. Other images are by the Antiuniversity project team. Please reproduce with permission.
As part of the programme of 52 events taking place over three days SATmag is staging a talk/presentation at The Arnolfini in Bristol on Saturday 21st November 2015, 11:00am – 12:00 noon
Tickets will be available to book online soon via eventbrite