Episode 34 – Columbia University MFA Students

Episode 34 – Columbia University MFA Students

 
 
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Live from the beautifully crumbling Prentis Hall! It’s a round table discussion about art schools, debt, student organizing, and the bureaucratic nightmare labyrinth that is privatized education. Shout-out to Fontaine Capel for hosting us and solidarity with the Columbia Graduate Workers bargaining for a fair contract with UAW Local 2110 (@GWCUAW). We also read Lenin and defend a McDonald’s. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

This is why we were talking about the ceilings having (4 million dollar!) nets on them: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/columbia-mfa-students-demand-tuition-refund-1276391

GWC-UAW’s open letter to Columbia: https://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2019/02/25/bargaining-for-change-a-letter-to-the-columbia-community/#.XHP-uPObqHM.twitter

Lack of institutional support for teacher and student protest: https://hyperallergic.com/402219/protest-art-and-institutional-support-of-it-is-more-vital-than-ever/

Episode 29 – New Museum Union

Episode 29 – New Museum Union

 
 
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UNIONIZE THE ART WORLD! This week we congratulate members of the New Museum Union’s (@newmuseum_union) bargaining committee Dana Kopel (@decafdana), Lily Bartle (@hole_earth), and Alicia Graziano. They won their vote to officially joined UAW Local 2110 last week! We discuss the conditions that led them to unionize, the inadequacy of liberal feminism, suggestions for other workplaces looking to organize, and the unexpected friendships they made along the way. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor

NewMuUnion: https://newmuseumunion.org/

Lily in Jacobin: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/01/new-museum-union-uaw-art-bargaining

Martha Rosler: “‘When workers tell you they need a union, then they need a union,’ Ms. Rosler said by telephone. ‘There is no question that the labor movement is what brought us to whatever good spaces we’ve been brought to socially.'” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/union-vote-sparks-debate-at-new-museum.html

Subscribe to Lily’s zine: http://hole.earth/

Decolonize This Place’s video from the Whitney Town Hall: https://twitter.com/decolonize_this/status/1089556316950065153