The Precarious University will be addressing questions concerning the commodification and privatisation of education, gentrification social exclusion, and public art throughout Chorlton Arts Festival.
Saturday 21st May, 7pm, (Starting from) the Royal Oak pub, 440 Barlow Moor Rd, M21 0BQ
Dérive through the historic public houses of Chorlton
Inspired by the psychogeography of Guy Debord, this event situates the pub crawl as a form of experimental behaviour resistant to the present conditions of urban society.
Sunday 22nd May, 12pm – 3pm, Symposium: ‘Towards a New Concept of the Art School’, at ‘World’s Smallest Sculpture Garden’, 4 Corkland Rd, Chorlton, M21 8UT
This symposium will form a critical discourse on the art school’s history and potential, and construct a radically open and popular concept of the art school for the 21st Century. The sculpture garden will be open to visitors throughout the day, whose contribution we invite to this ongoing dialogue.
NB This event has limited capacity, so please let us know if you are planning to attend.
Sunday 22nd May 4pm, Seminar: ‘Conditions of Class in Manchester’, The Beech’ pub, 72 Beech Rd, M21 9EG
This seminar will raise questions concerning the Manchester’s spectacular gentrification and the ways in which artists and art educators have responded. Readings for this event are available at http://
All events are free