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knowledge

by Argos as You as Argos

Since approximately 1980, there has been a revival and a revitalisation of a body of knowledge called ‘mātauranga Māori’, or traditional Māori knowledge. The story of this body of knowledge is similar to that of the many indigenous knowledges found throughout the world—diminished, oppressed and suppressed through colonisation, abandoned by indigenous peoples themselves and revived through late twentieth century revitalisation. Working in a W...

...hātua land and understands its own existence in light of this long and ongoing history of place. This pluriversity, or poly-versity, is an economy of ideas which operates athwart flows of capital and systems of accounting for knowledge. It realises that ideas of and for the good can never be owned as property, although they need to be situated, respected and properly reciprocated, and it perceives that real participation can only occur through tr...

...whenua tautohetohe ('contested land'). Furthermore, for us, this implies that the university as pluriversity is world-making: it enacts a constructive 'worlding' or possibilism, in other words, neither the positivism of knowledge production that is blind to its own purposes nor the probabilism of the techno-capital university (the University 2.0) and its taken-as-given normative imperatives. Possibilism, as Albert Hirschman writes, 'consist...

...d the public, and the duty therein. We can look at the intellectual and scientific leadership of Māori and Pasifika ancestors and contemporary scholars, and we see that Māori and Pasifika belong and lead in places of higher knowledge and learning. We see too the possibilities for expanding research through Māori and Pasifika ways of creating knowledge and advancing learning. We as Māori and Pasifika are integral to the identity of the univers...

...gly subject to scanning through plagiarism detection software, and yet in which such papers—along with research grant applications and 250-word conference abstracts and all else—must show direct evidence of networked forms of knowledge. Citational overdrive, stimulated in ever more urgent ways through ‘academic integrity’ campaigns, makes ventriloquism and assimilation legitimate and commonplace practices, and whole careers are now staked on deri...

...ersity – ethics and sustainability projects in business schools, community-based science research and indigenous public health, critical analysis of ‘benchmarks’, ‘transferable skills’ and ‘strategic goals’ as part of subject knowledge.. From the vantage point of different institutions, countries and stages of career, we have witnessed how organised capitalism remakes the university through the constant restructuring of our everyday lives and hor...

...civic engagement work but it hasn’t happened. What we have now discovered is that we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. The question is: what will be involved in taking the lead? For me, the answer lies in seeking out knowledge, expertise and skills from those—such as social movement leaders, organic intellectuals, unions, non-violent conflict leaders, community and voluntary sector leaders—who are engaged in activism in civil society. We...

...ands and ought to be granted in principle, besides what is called academic freedom, an unconditional freedom to question and to assert, or even, going still further, the right to say publicly all that is required by research, knowledge, and thought concerning the truth. ‘The University Without Condition’ relies, as Derrida acknowledges, ‘often and at length on Austin’s now classic distinction between performative speech acts and constative...

Collective statement of intent As a response to the current climate of privatised knowledge and stimulated competitiveness, we propose to redefine our education within Elam by constructing a new pedagogy around learning and sharing knowledge. The intention of this collective is to work in a double bind with the development of individual practices, whereby members will feel empowered to direct their own learning. The collective will physically...

...e learnt cognitive process, their confirmed repeatability, or the certification of a warranted certifier? This is the distribution centre of certificates of demonstration. The ‘University of Life’ does not, to the best of our knowledge, distribute certificates. II The University is an institute of distributed cognition. Institutions are, at least in part, built by the individuals who ‘think them’ from within. Our thinking about the institution —w...

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