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The Precarious University (2015)

‘The Precarious University’ is an ongoing and evolving social sculpture, realised through workshops, seminars, exhibitions, and performances, established as a critical response to the financialization and commodification of higher education and its ‘pedagogy of debt’. It opposes the dominant-hegemonic consumer-provider model, where UK students exit undergraduate study with increasingly devalued degrees and a £45k personal debt, and promotes an alternative vision of education through a series of critico-creative educational interventions that contest antagonisms between public and private spheres. These interventions open-up free and democratic educational spaces, offering a model of pedagogy as both art and resistance.