There isn’t all that much to see at The University of Trash at SculptureCenter if you go there when “classes” aren’t in session. Asides from a few skeletal wooden structures– half jungle-gym, half campus center–and a slightly smaller than life replica of the old Tompkins Square Park bandshell, this summer-long “makeshift university”/Adventure Playground”(see Arthur contributor Andy Folk’s earlier post on the installation) is exactly what we–the greater New York City community–choose to make of it. Which means that in addition to signing up for some of the Free Skool’s delightfully unorthodox course offerings (radio transmitter building workshops, “Silkscreening Skills Shares,” “Composting in the City” classes, and Karl Marx reading groups, along with the more predictable situationist/spatio-political academic lecture fare–you can actually book the space for your own artistic, political, or pedagogical happenings. That is, as long as you can find a free time-slot on the University Calendar.
A university-wide “Call to Action” (as opposed to “Call for Entries”):
The Free Skool, at The University of Trash
44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
$5 requested donation