Talk / Lecture
Unpacking Burckhardt at Peppermint with Contemporary And (C&) and KUNCI @ documenta 14
Peppermint, Kassel, Germany31 May 2017
Join C&, KUNCI and the School for Improper Education for a talk about education as intervention at documenta 14.
“School is Dead!” declares the cover of Everett Reimer’s 1971 publication from atop a bookshelf of the Lucius and Annemarie Burckhardt library. In calling for the reassessment of formal knowledge structures, Reimer’s words and those of the critically oriented pedagogues surrounding them find current resonance in the work of the Berlin-based journal Contemporary And (C&) and their growing library, the Centre for Unfinished Business, as well as the collective KUNCI and the School for Improper Education. Instead of unpacking the Burckhardt library, on May 31 members of these initiatives proceed to unlearn it, together with documenta 14 aneducation—interrupting canonical connections between thinkers and disciplines, intervening in bibliographies, and imagining an other curriculum for a critical education.
Peppermint, Untere Karlsstraße 8, Kassel