NØ SCHOOL NEVERS
1 > 14 July 2019
is a unique international summer school, held in Nevers in Burgundy, aimed at students, artists, designers, makers, hackers, activists and educators who wish to further their skills and engage in critical research around the social and environmental impacts of information and communication technologies.
During 2 weeks, NØ SCHOOL NEVERS will offer to its 15 participants (max), the opportunity to follow a unique intensive curriculum, mixing theory and practice, research and making, led by an international panel of artists, designers, critical makers and theorists, in Nevers (in Burgundy just 2h south of Paris).
Participants will be able to engage in over 10+ workshops and 10+ conferences, led by artists, academics, critical makers, hackers, designers from all over the world. Workshops will include: how to make your own e-waste laptop, hack obsolete hardware, design and solder circuits for audio-visual, do circuit bending, Use Raspberry Pi and Unix Scripting, DIY telecommunication, Technology Self Defense classes, and more… Theoretical lectures and discussions will be held around media archaeology, zombie media, the Life Cycle Assessment of technology, Algorithm and oppression, digital colonialism, hacktivism, and more…
Working in close collaboration with our team of guest teachers NØ SCHOOL aims at creating a safe, open and inclusive working + learning environment for our guests and participants and the local members of the public. NØ SCHOOL NEVERS is hosted by the former historical Manufacture de Faïence Montagnon, 2 minutes walk from the train station, it will spread over 3 floors (about 580 meter square) mixing social, learning and working spaces. Lunches will be provided for participants, teachers and volunteers.
The evening talks, performances and social gathering hosted by Ravisius Textor are free and open to all.
Participants will work individually or collectively on projects that will be documented and presented in Ravisius Textor’s gallery for the closing weekend. A concert will also be held as closing event of NØ SCHOOL NEVERS 2019.