External Program is a new online education platform organised by The Public School and AAAARG.ORG.
Motivated by Gilles Deleuze’s 1989 entreaty to ‘look for new weapons’, it is orientated away from certification and employability and towards learning for its own sake. People have been invited to participate in the collective creation of its curriculum by offering to teach something or requesting a lecture on a particular topic.
The first three classes have now been selected and will take place at Wide Open School. The classes will be filmed and made freely accessible online shortly thereafter on the External Program website
The first sequence of lectures for Wide Open School set up a psychosocial constellation of concepts for analyzing the present state of crisis and imagining exit strategies.
Each of the three classes begins with a 30-60 minute lecture and is followed by an intimate discussion, lasting between 1-2 hours, providing time for questions, elaboration, and debate.
CLASS 3: DEPRESSION
Mark Fisher proposes that there is a social and political cause for much of our depression today. Rather than continue to treat depression privately, how might we convert it into a collective political anger?
discusses the topic of Sharing and takes place at 10am on Friday 6 July
discusses the topic of Egoism and takes place at 11am on Saturday 7 July