Street University lecture series program

Street University lecture series program

In 2008, in St. Petersburg - for the protection of students' rights - there appeared an independent educational outreach initiative - Street University (SU). Since then the SU has run semesters in the Spring and Autumn for several years. In the past the University's activity has take the form of events in public spaces, such as lectures on the street, political demonstrations, or just mass gatherings. Activities that were previously thought to be prohibited or in need of special permission from the government. 

Art and politics have long been divided by the walls of the gallery, but now there are burgeoning attempts to occupy, gain and establish new political spaces via the medium of art. Urban environment activists, while freeing up these spaces- then turn them into a place of collective activity, they discuss common problems and the partisan distribution of information with street poetry readings, reshaping urban visuality and landscape, new forms of political manifestations for citizens - all of this creates a new language and a new way of being for the city dweller and citizen. 

Take a short course as a young urban guerrilla in New Holland this Autumn! 

The program of meetings:

September 7th, 
19:00 - 20:00 Communicative art activism within social movements 
Speaker: Alexander Volodarsky - artist and activist of "direct action" (Ukraine)

September 12th,
19:00 - 20:00 Repair of urban life in the home or a spoke in the wheels of the everyday city life?
Speaker: Anton Meyk. Artist and urban activist, editor of

September 19th, 
19:00 - 20:00 Ad-busting: rewriting the city's look. 
Lecturer: Xenia Yermoshina, a sociologist and member of the Petersburg section of hedonistic International, also an activist in "Student Action" 

September 26th, 
19:00 - 20:00 Is there is such thing as situationist practice in the era of media globalisation?
Speaker: Pavel Arsenyev, artist (Lab Poetry Actionism), editor of the [transliteration] almanac. 

Admission is free.