• ABF and File Store moved and improved

    Improvements with our ABF (Automatic Build Farm) and File Store are essentially done now, as well as moving it to a remote part of a neutral country.

    Thanks especially to our priceless ABF expert Alexander Khryukin (fedya), with a strong assist from Gabriel Craciunescu (crazy), HisShadow, Neil Gompa (Son_Goku), Raphael Jadot (ashledombos), and Bernhard Rosenkranzer (bero). What we are hoping to accomplish by this move: 1. Solve the stability problems we have seen with ABF lately (...)


  • The silent university: Towards A Transversal Pedagogy

    The Silent University is an autonomous knowledge exchange platform by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. It is led by a group of lecturers, consultants and research fellows. Each group is contributing to the programme in different ways which include course development, specific research on key themes as well as personal reflections on what it means to be a refugee and asylum seeker. This platform will be presented using the format of an academic program.Since 2012 the Silent University has involved those that have had a professional life and academic training in their home countries, but are unable to use their skills or professional training due to a variety of reasons related to their status. Working together, the participants have developed lectures, discussions, events, resource archives and publications. The Silent University started initially in London in 2012 in collaboration with Delfina Foundation and Tate and later hosted by The Showroom. In 2013 the Silent University established in the Sweden in collaboration with Tensta Konsthall and ABF Stockholm. In 2014 Silent University is also established in Hamburg, Germany initiated by Stadtkuratorin Hamburg in partnership with W3 – Werkstatt für internationale Kultur ind Politik. Silent University Ruhr – initiated by Impulse Theater Festival in coproduction with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr and Urbane Künste Ruhr – opens it doors in Mülheim from June 2015 on. Silent University is also established in Amman, Jordan initiated by Spring Sessions from May 2015 on.

    The Silent University aims to address and reactivate the knowledge of the participants and make the exchange process mutually beneficial by inventing alternative currencies, in place of money or free voluntary service. The Silent University’s aim is to challenge the idea of silence as a passive state, and explore its powerful potential through performance, writing, and group reflection. These explorations attempt to make apparent the systemic failure and the loss of skills and knowledge experienced through the silencing process of people seeking asylum.

    #silent_university #université #solidarité #migrations #réfugiés #asile

  • Livre numérique : le projet « PNB » mis en cause par l’ABF - Portail territorial'ABF/302-actu.htm

    PNB irait aussi à rebours des Douze recommandationspour la diffusion du livre numérique en bibliothèque publique. Ces recommandations ont fait l’objet d’un accord signé le 8 décembre 2015, entre les associations de bibliothécaires, les acteurs de la chaîne du livre et le ministère de la Culture. Accord qui insiste sur la nécessaire diversité de l’offre. L’ABF réclame donc une « véritable étude indépendante qui puisse faire le point » sur cette offre.