Monthly Archives: February 2011

New Blog Launched: University in Crisis

The university is in crisis. Those who have control of the university have, reluctantly or enthusiastically, been leading the way in reducing education and research to the neoliberal agenda. This tendency is not limited to the cuts in public funding or the re-introduction of fees brought on by the fiscal crisis. Nor is it limited […]

Open letter to Trinity College Dublin

Today, the 22nd of February, the provisional university sent an open letter to the Provost of Trinity College demanding a space for student-managed teaching and research and denouncing the neo-liberalisation of the university. This is the first step in our campaign to reclaim a space to fight for education as a right and to take […]

Statement from the Paris University Struggles Encounter

For a New Europe: University Struggles Against Austerity Paris – Saint-Denis Meeting, 11-13 February 2011   Common Statement We, the student and precarious workers of Europe, Tunisia, Japan, the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Argentina, met in Paris over the weekend of the 11th-13th of February, 2011 to discuss and organize a common network […]

One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind of Empire: how not to end, how not to die, how to prolong its era. J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians

NAMA and the Search for Space

The Provisional University presents: NAMA and the search for space: A discussion with prof. Rob Kitchin of Ireland after NAMA, and introduction to the NAMAland app by its author Conor McGarrigle. After the discussion we will take a short walk in Dublin city centre using the NAMAland app as our guide.At a moment when we […]

For a New Europe: University Struggles Against Austerity

European Meeting of University Movements: Paris, 11-13 February, 2011 The Provisional University will be attending a European meeting of all those groups involved in struggles within and beyond the university. The meeting, organised by Edu-Factory and the Autonomous Education Network, follows the collective consensus of the ‘Bologna Burns’ meetings in Vienna, London, Paris and Bologna […]

Ireland After NAMA

I’ve never had any love for Mubarak or his system before, but my mind- like everyone else’s- has always been sealed from the possibility of change. And honestly, when I began chanting for my rights and the government security forces fired tear gas at me, the seal was broken forever. Atef Seif El-Din- Electrical Engineer, […]