In the Manifesto we hear Howard Slater and Emma Hedditch speak of a ‘strategic double-bind’ of the states simultaneous enforcement of the production of cultural values and the promotion of the sterile space of ‘individualised subjectivity’ that leads to the pacification of all cultural and social conflicts and struggles.
They talk about their antagonism towards the Danish State’s political expectations of artists and intellectuals as being to lead the way in a new economy based on knowledge and creativity as capital; these expectations unavoidably become the context for much of the work of the Free University.
They talk about a ‘mediated rationale of the public sphere’ -an illusion of the role of the sensible citizen
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