Within the broader context of the corporatisation of higher education, visual art colleges are under attack. The University of Sydney is planning to slash its College of the Arts; deleting courses, sacking 60% of staff and closing the Callan Park campus.
The students aren’t sitting on their hands. A vibrant movement of staff, students and supporters has sprung up. One tactic has been a live-in occupation of the College’s administration building, lasting 65 days. Listen in on the day it was broken up by police, as students regroup and fortify for the next step to save SCA.
Guests: Che, Rachel, Grant, Dell, Kurt, Tom, Juanel and Amy.
Music: Rage Against the Machine, Nina Simone and Black Vat Trio.
This is Earth Matters #1061 and was produced by Gem.
Megan Williams, Bec Horridge, Nicky Stott, Eiddwen Jeffery, Judith Peppard & Jacob Gamble.