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Gayatri Spivak and Marina Garcés

Education of the Future

The Indian thinker Gayatri Spivak calls for slow education and defends the role of local schools and teachers. One of the world’s best known postcolonialism theorists, Spivak advocates creating spaces that are independent of the dominant culture to give voice to the most vulnerable members of society and offer them the opportunity to escape from their subaltern condition. She herself puts this idea into practice with a project in which she works with teachers from rural schools around Kolkata. Gayatri Spivak discuss her ideas with the philosopher Marina Garcés, who argues that education must be emancipatory, and that it should happen not only in homes and schools but also be recognised as affecting social coexistence as a whole.

Participants: Gayatri Spivak, Marina Garcés

16 October 2018