Our friends in the Twin Cities

Our university-reworking friends worldwide

University Occupations

occupy California (Santa Cruz, UCLA, Berkeley, others) // occupy UC-Irvine
The New School Reoccupied

Take Back NYU
Vienna Occupations (Freie Bildung) and Occupiers of the Arts University (in German) – A report in English on the occupations (from
Greece Unrest: the story so far - TPTG
// Like a winter with a Thousand Decembers (reflections by TPTG, Blaumachen) // An Attempt to Detect the Power and Limits of our Struggles (Blaumachen) // More reports and essays on the Greece unrest

More Texts on University Occupations

‘Occupation: A Do-it-yourself Guide’ by the Imaginary Committee

Preoccupied: The Logic of Occupation by the Inoperative Committee (zine format)

University Occupations: France 1968, 2006, Greece, 2006, NYC 2008-9 by the Inoperative Committee

Communique from an Absent Future: On the Terminus of Student Life by Research and Destroy (Santa Cruz)

Essays on Militant Research

Harvie, David. “Commons and Communities in the University: Some Notes and Some Examples” (The Commoner #8, (Autumn/Winter 2004) -

Moten, Fred and Harney, Stefano. 2004. "The University and the Undercommons: Seven Theses" Social Text 22.2, pp. 101–115. -

Papadopoulos, Dimitris, and Stephenson, Niamh, and Tsianos, Vassilis. 2008. Escape Routes: Control and Subversion in the 21st Century (Ann Arbor, MI: Pluto Press). Three key chapters here:

Shukaitis, Stevphen. 2009a. "Infrapolitics and the Nomadic Educational Machine." in Contemporary  Anarchist Studies: An Introduction to Anarchy in the Academy, edited by Randall Amster et al. (New  York: Routledge).

Shukaitis, Stevphen. 2009b. Imaginal Machines: Compositions of Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life (New York: Autonomedia) [download the full book here: ]

Hearn, Alison. 2010. “Exploits in the Undercommons,” in Newson and Polster, eds, ACADEMIC CALLINGS:The University We Have Had, Now Have, and Could Have.

Militant research collectives/projects

Essays on the University and the Undercommons

Essays on the university by our participants

Hearn, Alison. 2003. Interdisciplinarity / Extradisciplinarity: On the University and the Active Pursuit of Community. History of Intellectual Culture, 3(1).

Hearn, Alison. Corporate U. Thrives on Alienated Scholars

Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Bulletin.