There are a lot of projects about free education that we want to work on this fall as BHQFU Fellows: forging credentials; researching and writing a free education wiki; working in public; modeling a radically transparent organization; connecting different groups; mapping resources; and organizing lectures, workshops, trainings, and skillshares. Every Wednesday evening we'll hold an open meeting where we discuss education issues, check-in on the projects we're working on, and spawn new ones. It'd be great to meet you and work together to advance the struggle for free education.
Joe Riley attended Cooper Union where he studied art, learned that it takes a long time to drill a hole, and even longer to kill us all. In 2012 he became certified as a Master of Yachts 200-ton Offshore Limited, Mate and in 2013 he was a member of an award winning team in a traditional fish soup cook-off in the small Serbian village, Donji Milanovic. His other, other, work is an effort to locate tangible, material experience somewhere near the intersection of history and storytelling. He has biked atop abandoned railroads in California and Oregon, ran a low power FM radio station in New York City, and currently works as a student rabble-rouser and letterpress printer. He contributes to the efforts of Free Cooper Union in the struggle against tuition-based education and also enjoys re-imagining and creating clandestine access to institutions of higher education. He can't remember who first said, "teaching is the non-coercive shifting of another person's desires", but supposes that's the way learning should be.