The Public School

Sean Dockray, Matteo Pasquinelli, Jason Smith and Caleb Waldorf are founding members of and collaborators at The Public School. Initiated in 2007 under Telic Arts Exchange (literally in the basement) in Los Angeles, The Public School is a school with no curriculum. At the moment, it operates as follows: first, classes are proposed by the public; then, people have the opportunity to sign up for the classes; finally, when enough people have expressed interest, the school finds a teacher and offers the class to those who signed up. The Public School is not accredited, it does not give out degrees, and it has no affiliation with the public school system. It is a framework that supports autodidactic activities, operating under the assumption that everything is in everything. The Public School currently exists in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Brussels, Helsinki, Philadelphia, Durham, San Juan, and is still expanding.

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