Temporary School of Thought

On Saturday, I went down to 39A Clarges Mews to meet the organisers of the Temporary School of Thought. This is a weeklong Free School event in a pretty unusual location, put together by a group of artists and activists, and I think it's going to be great.

The programme ranges from welding to bookbinding to the history of Situationism... Come along on Saturday, if you want to hear me talk about Ivan Illich and 'Deschooling Society' - the book that sketched out something remarkably like School of Everything before the internet was even invented.

But my top recommendation for the week is Vinay Gupta's lecture on infrastructure at 1pm on Wednesday. He's the inventor of the Hexayurt, a cheap, simple, open source shelter that's taken off with both the Burning Man community and the world of emergency relief NGOs. We hung out on Saturday night and I'm looking forward to seeing him share his ideas on Infrastructure for Anarchists. (If you can't make it, he's already blogged his notes for the talk.)