Tent City University London / Occupy
Campus made of tents as an action by Occupy London
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tent City University was part of an Occupy London action. Numerous tents formed a temporary and unconventional campus in central London. The action created space for active learning and the acquisition of new skills through a wide range of workshops, lectures, debates, films and games. All participants were allowed to teach and learn. Everyone was free to contribute topics, ideas and their own knowledge.
The alternative learning offered contrasts with formal education, which is increasingly industrialised and inaccessible. Tent City University provided a space to explore and negotiate new forms of learning and teaching. Many leading academics gave lectures on topics such as international banking, theology or the Arab Spring. They judged the atmosphere to be positive, though clearly different from lecture halls, and the participants to be very informed and engaged.
Creating an alternative form of teaching and learning with the conviction that everyone can teach and learn. Platform to engage with different topics and acquire new knowledge and tools.
The action managed to provide space for active learning and knowledge exchange. The alternative form of learning was accepted by many people and judged as positive. After the eviction of Tent City University, Occupy London continues to promote collective knowledge. Actions such as the Bank of Ideas followed the project. Other sites developed similar projects.
The ›Tent City University‹ looms over the Occupy London tents, 2011. Photo: Sam B., CC BY 2.0. Source: Wikipedia
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