Pedagogy of the Oppressed




The seminar, co-taught with the artist Nicolás Guagnini, revolves around Paulo Freire's watershed text/manifesto Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970). Freire was a philosopher of education in Brazil where, literacy was a requirement for voting in presidential elections, hence guaranteeing an exclusive and explicit link between education, class, and political representation. Throughout his career Freire fought against disenfranchisement through his advocacy of education. After his exile following the military coup in Brazil in 1964, Freire spent time at Harvard. The proposed seminar will thus not only explore Freire's important work and its aesthetic and political ramifications but also excavate his experience at Harvard through collective archival research.
Additional Information:
Faculty: David Joselit
Semester: Full Spring Term
Time: Wednesday, 12:45 - 2:45 pm
AFVS 235