• Cycling Diaries: Moving Towards an Anarchist Field Trip Pedagogy

    Author(s):
    Ferdinand Stenglein (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Anarchism, Place Studies
    Subject(s):
    Critical geography, Education, Pedagogy, Social anthropology
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    anarchism, Bicycles, Deconstruction, Experiment, Prefiguration
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63Q1P
    Abstract:
    In this chapter we explore the pedagogical effects of collective movement on bicycles grounded in our direct experiences, personal reflections, group discussions and the notes we took during a trans-European, self-organized educational activity called Cycling Alternatives in 2013 and 2014. We thereby engage with non-representational and post-foundational anarchist thinking and geography field trip didactics while arguing that we were practicing machinic field trips that operated as collective unlearning experiences. Thus we were gauging dominant scripts in-between us and encouraging each other to embrace the potentials of collective action. We thereby quasi-naturally experimented with anarchist principles, like consensus decision making, and were moving towards emerging socialities. In short, our cycling machine ‘taught’ us anarchy without teaching it, a pedagogy that did not know how to teach. Not least, we hope our experiences inspire others to embrace radical pedagogies within the disciplining matrix of geography and beyond.
    Notes:
    The final version of this chapter is published in: Springer, S., White, R. und M.L. De Souza: Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt. The Radicalization of Pedagogy (Vol.1) (Transforming Capitalism Series). Lanham. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 223-246, 2016.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
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