While education is currently under financial and ideological pressure, learning is flourishing. Learning is not a self-contained period of time and place in which we magically transform into adults, but rather a life-long condition, a process that now permeates everywhere and everything at all times. For some learning is a luxury, yet for others it’s an economic necessity. Learning can be a tool of social liberation, but also one of financial subjugation and political oppression. In this issue of Volume, we’re thinking about what it means to learn: how it happens, where, by what, for whom, and why. Learning points us in a direction and gives us tools; does it also teach us how to use them and make a move?
With contributions from: Nick Axel, Behemoth Press, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Peggy Deamer, Leonardo Dellanoce, dpr-barcelona, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Priscila Fernandes, Silvia Franceschini, Reinier de Graaf, Jonathan Hanahan, Frans-Willem Korsten, Ying-Tzu Lin, Timothy Moore, Alessandro Petti, common room, Ben Schouten, Jack Self, and Elia Zenghelis.
Volume #45 includes a 32-page insert by the Radical Pedagogies project, edited by Beatriz Colomina and Evangelos Kotsioris.