School of Potential Engagement Potential (SPEP)
The Naught Collective
March 27 - April 17, 2014
SPEP is a transient space for collaborative learning. It is and always will be unaccredited. Its walls are temporary, its curriculum is ad hoc, and its occupants collectively assume the roles of students, professors, and administrators at once. This free, experimental education model, in a perpetual state of redesign, is oriented towards the radical supplementation and redefinition of higher education during an era of actualized academic capitalism. SPEP was conceived as a by-product of creative research conducted by The Naught Collective. It was founded upon a firm belief that higher education should be free and accessible to all, and a dedication to the diverse ways that knowledge is made.spep.info
Links to Research, Documentation, and Online Exhibitions
The collaborators of SPEP2 used pieces by Ahmed as central texts. After discussing Ahmed's frameworks, SPEP embarked on relevant individualized lines of inquiry in preparation for our final class. These trajectories were expressed through Surplus Space’s tumblr blog.
-Sara Ahmed, "Affective Economies,"
-Sara Ahmed, "Happy Objects,"
Here is a digital version of the publication presented at the closing reception:
-SPEP2: It is Not the Shark You Fear.