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  • The neoliberal university as a space to learn/think/work in Higher Education

Troiani, Igea ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9194-7045 and Dutson, Claudia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1546-3767, 2021, Journal Article, The neoliberal university as a space to learn/think/work in Higher Education Architecture and Culture, 9 (1). pp. 5-23. ISSN 2050-7836

Abstract or Description:

This article examines the conditions that have given rise to the neoliberal university, along with the conditions of being a subject of such an institution – whether as educator, student, or manager on the shop-floor of the “edufactory.” Where the liberal university was recognized as a space for critical thought, slow contemplation and transformative becoming for both student and university worker, the imperative of the neoliberal university is to continuously increase performance – measurable in ultimately economic terms, imposing a new auditable disciplining, and quickening pace, of learning, thinking and working. We argue that the model of the neoliberal university is unsustainable if left to continue in its current form, and which Covid-19 has done little to decelerate or dismantle. There is an urgent need to resist, rethink, and reclaim the space to learn/think/work.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Other > Education > X900 Others in Education
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/20507828.2021.1898836
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** History: ppub 02-01-2021;
issued 02-01-2021;
epub 01-06-2021.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural Studies; Visual Arts and Performing Arts; Urban Studies; Architecture
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Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2021 10:41
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 10:46
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4815
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